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Test Code SAM Entamoeba histolytica Antibody, Serum

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum


Advisory Information


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.



Shipping Instructions


 



Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


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) and Time(s) Performed

Tuesday, Thursday; 9 a.m.

CPT Code Information

86753

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 a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.

Secondary ID

9049