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ENTAMOEBA HISTOLYTICA AG BY EIA

Test Number:
  • 6375
Test Alias:
Preferred Specimen:
  • 2 grams or 2 mL fresh, unpreserved stool in a sterile container
Container Type:
Alternative Specimen:
Volume:
  • 1 gram or 1 mL
Collection Instructions:
  • NOTE: Refrigerate stool at 2-8° C if test is to be done within 48 hours. Beyond 48 hours - freeze at -20 to -70° C. Place in specimen bag with "Frozen Specimen" label applied and transport frozen.
Transport Temperature:
  • Frozen
Specimen Stability:
  • Room Temp : 24 hours (Cary-Blair Unacceptable)
  • Refrigerated : 48 hours
  • Frozen : 7 days (Avoid freeze-thaw cycles)
Methodology:
  • Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
CPT Code:
  • 87337
Reject Criteria:
  • Specimens that have been collected or stored in 10% formalin, saf, pva or equivalent fixatives • Cary-Blair • Rectal swabs • Diaper specimens • Liver abscess (pasted) • Received room temperature
Reference Range:
  • Not detected
Report Available:
  • 2-4 days

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