ENTAMOEBA HISTOLYTICA ANTIGEN DETECTION

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Collect 10 g stool (1 g minimum) and send frozen in a polypropylene screw-capped container.

Alternate Specimen
Stool in CaryBlair media.

Rejection Criteria
Stool collected with 10% formalin, SAF or PVA fixative.

Methodology
Enzyme Immunoassay

Stability
Room temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 14 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