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Entamoeba histolytica Antigen, EIA
0058001
Ordering Recommendation

Test for persistent diarrhea (>14 days) or known risk factors if E. histolytica is the suspected infectious agent.

Mnemonic
AMOEBA
Methodology
Qualitative Enzyme Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 48 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Stool.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 5g stool to an unpreserved stool transport vial (ARUP supply #40910). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min 1g)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens in media or preservatives.  
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 1 week  
Reference Interval
Negative
Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
87337
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0058001Entamoeba histolytica Ag by EIA29905-7
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Aliases
  • E. histolytica Ag
  • Entamoeba histolitica Antigen