Test Overview
Test Methodology

ELISA

Test Usage

An adjunct to the diagnosis of extraintestinal amebiasis, especially liver abscess.

Reference Range *

Negative.

Test Limitations

Sensitivity is highest in patients with extraintestinal amoebiasis, lower in amoebic dysentery, and lowest with asymptomatic carriers.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Analytic Time

2 - 6 days

Soft Order Code
EHIST
MiChart Code
Entamoeba histolytica (Amoeba) Antibody
Synonyms
  • Amebiasis Antibody
  • Amoeba Antibody
  • E. histolytica Antibody
  • EHIST
  • E HISTOLYTICA ANTIBODY
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo SAM (9049)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into plastic vial and refrigerate or freeze.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 ml serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 ml serum
Additional Information

Test is sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

Billing
CPT Code
86753
Fee Code
32052
LOINC
22285-1