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Entamoeba histolytica Antigen

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Utilization Guidelines This test should be used for patients with stool O&P positive for Entamoeba histolytica/dispar.
Test code MOLT (Order in Apex as 'Miscellaneous Outside Lab Test' using the complete test name above)
Test group E histolytica
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method EIA
Container type Urine cup
Amount to Collect 2 grams
Sample type Stool
Preferred volume 2 grams stool
Min. Volume 1 gram stool
UCSF Rejection Criteria Stool submitted in preservative
Processing notes Freeze stool and ship frozen on dry ice.
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Stool in preservative, thawed sample
Normal range Not detected
Stability Room temperature 1 day, refrigerated 2 days, frozen 1 week.
Turn around times 5-7 days
Additional information This test should be used for patients with stool O&P positive for Entamoeba histolytica/dispar.
CPT coding 87337-90
Last Updated 2/20/2014 3:21:32 PM
Entry Number 1345
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