Test Overview
Test Methodology

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Test Usage

Useful in cases of amebiasis where ova and parasite examinations are inconclusive. This assay will detect only the antigen of the pathogenic E. histolytica; it will not detect the non-pathogenic E. dispar.

Reference Range *

Not Detected

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

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

3 - 8 days

Soft Order Code
Reference Laboratory
Mayo FEHAG (Quest 34964)
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements

Collect 2 grams fresh unpreserved stool in a sterile container. Send specimen frozen.

Normal Volume
2 grams stool
Minimum Volume
2 grams stool
Rejection Criteria
Specimens that have been collected or stored in 10% formalin, SAF, PVA or equivalent fixatives; Cary-Blair; rectal swabs; diaper specimens; liver abscess (pasted).
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories; performed by Quest Diagnostics Infectious Diseases, Inc.

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