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.
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: 2 weeks

Reference Interval

Negative

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87337

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0058001 Entamoeba histolytica Ag by EIA 29905-7
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Aliases
  • E. histolytica Ag
  • Entamoeba histolitica Antigen
Entamoeba histolytica Antigen, EIA