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Entamoeba histolytica antibody (IgG)

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code AMOEB
Test group E. histolytica
Performed by Focus
Sendout? Yes
Method ELISA
Container type Red top or Gold top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.25 mL serum
Processing notes Freeze serum at -20C. Order Quest test # 34728N
Normal range Negative
Not detected < 1.00
Detected ≥ 1.00
Synonyms Amebiasis; Entamoeba; Protozoa
Stability Room temperature 7 days, refrigerated 2 weeks, frozen at -20C 1 month
Turn around times Test performed once per week. Turnaround 5-7 days.
Additional information For patients who are unable to make antibodies, PCR of abscess fluid is available through the CDC. Contact the Microbiology Lab at x3-1268 for more information.
CPT coding 86753-90
LOINC code 9522-4
Last Updated 11/15/2011 11:48:33 AM
Entry Number 50
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