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Entamoeba histolytica antibody, IgG

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: ARUP 
Test ID: LAB2928 
Synonyms: Anti-Amoebic Antibody • Anti-E. Histolytica Antibody
Methodology: Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Schedule: Tuesday, Friday
Reported: 7 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 4.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Unacceptable conditions: Severely lipemic, contaminated, heat-inactivated, or hemolyzed specimens.
Stability: After separation from cells: Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: As an adjunct in the diagnosis of extraintestinal amebiasis, especially liver abscess. Serology may be particularly useful in supporting the diagnosis of amebic liver abscess in patients without a definite history of intestinal amebiasis and who have not spent substantial periods of time in endemic areas.

Separate serum from cells ASAP. Acute and convalescent specimens must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Please mark specimen plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 86753
Last Changed: 11/20/2016 22:41:57
Last Reviewed: 12/21/2016 06:13:27