ENTAMOEBA HISTOLYTICA ANTIGEN DETECTION

Specimen Required
Collect random stool and send 2.0 g or 2.0 mL stool (1.0 g or 1.0 mL minimum) frozen in a polypropylene screw-capped container.

Alternate Specimen
Stool in CaryBlair media.

Rejection Criteria
Stool in preservative, rectal swabs, diaper specimens, liver abscess

Methodology
Enzyme Immunoassay

Stability
Room temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 7 days

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Turnaround Time4-6 days
Test CodeEHIST
CPT-4 Code (s)
87337
LOINC Codes
29905-7

Warde
Medical
Laboratory