Entamoeba histolytica Antibody IgG

Last Modified: 3/30/2016 1:49:28 PM


Specimen Requirements:

1.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial

Minimum Volume: 0.25 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 7 days Ambient
14 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen
Reference Range: Negative
Test Comments: Limitations False-positive results have been observed in patients with ulcerative colitis.
Methodology: Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Immunoassay (ELISA)
Clinical Significance: Serologic studies may be helpful in the diagnosis of invasive intestinal and extra-intestinal amebiasis. Asymptomatic cyst passers usually have negative serologic tests. Eighty-five percent of patients with biopsy proven invasive intestinal amebiasis are antibody positive whereas 95-100% of patients with extra intestinal amebiasis are positive. Values may remain elevated 6 to 18 months following invasive disease
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Turn Around Time: 2 to 3 days
Days Performed: Wednesday, Saturday
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code:
Send Out Test Code: 129322
Alternate Test Names: Entamoeba histolytica Ab IgG; Entamoeba histolytica Antibody (IgG), ELISA
CPT Coding: 86753

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