A short description of the method used to perform the test
NY State Available
Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.
Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test
Entamoeba histolytica Antigen
Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching
Describes the specimen type validated for testing
Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing
Preferred Specimen Type: Unpreserved stool
Supplies: Sterile stool container
Container/Tube: Sterile stool container
Specimen Volume: 2 g
Specimen Stability Information: Frozen
Collection Instructions: Collect 2 grams of fresh unpreserved stool in sterile container. Send specimen frozen.
NOTE: Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Specimen Minimum Volume
Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory
Reject Due To
Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected
| Hemolysis || NA |
| Lipemia || NA |
| Icterus || NA |
| Other || Stool in preservative; Carey-Blair Transport Media, rectal swabs; diaper specimens; liver abscess |
Specimen Stability Information
Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included
Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test
Entamoeba histolytica are intestinal parasites that infect a half billion people worldwide annually. Of those infected, most are infected with the non-pathogenic E. dispar, which has not been associated with disease. It is estimated that approximately 10 % of the half billion people infected each year are infected with the pathogenic E. histolytica. These individuals become symptomatic and develop colitis and liver abscesses.
Limitations: Extraintestinal amebiasis is frequently found without trophozoites or cysts in stool: patients may have a negative stool antigen result.
Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.
Entamoeba histolytica Antigen: Not Detected
The Entamoeba histolytica Antigen EIA test detects only the antigen of the pathogenic E. histolytica; the non-pathogenic E. dispar is not detected.
Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information
Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.
1 to 8 days
Performing Laboratory Location
Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test
Test Setup Resources
Test setup information contains test file definition details to support order and result interfacing between Mayo Clinic Laboratories and your Laboratory Information System.
SI Sample Reports
International System (SI) of Unit reports are provided for a limited number of tests. These reports are intended for international account use and are only available through MayoLINK accounts that have been defined to receive them.
SI Normal Reports |
SI Abnormal Reports