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Test Code SAM Entamoeba histolytica Antibody, Serum

Additional Codes

ALAB: YHF

Powerchart: Entomeba histolytica Antibody

 

Reporting Name

E. histolytica Ab, S

Useful For

As an adjunct in the diagnosis of extraintestinal amebiasis, especially liver abscess

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum


Ordering Guidance


Direct detection of Entamoeba histolytica in fecal specimens is recommended to diagnose intestinal amebiasis. See OAP / Ova and Parasite, Concentrate and Permanent Smear, Microscopy, Feces or OAPNS / Ova and Parasite, Microscopy, Varies.



Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge and aliquot serum into a plastic vial.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.15 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Frozen (preferred) 30 days
  Refrigerated  7 days

Reference Values

Negative

Reference values apply to all ages.

Day(s) Performed

Tuesday, Thursday

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

86753

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
SAM E. histolytica Ab, S 22285-1

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
9049 E. histolytica Ab, S 22285-1

Report Available

Same day/1 to 5 days

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject

Method Name

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send Infectious Disease Serology Test Request (T916) with the specimen.

Secondary ID

9049