Lab Code : AMOAB
Test Background An adjunct to the diagnosis of extra-intestinal amoebiasis, especially liver abscesses.
Clinical Indications E. histolytica is usually the causative organism. If the parasite reaches the bloodstream it can spread through the body, most frequently ending up in the liver where it causes amoebic liver abscesses.
Reference Range See report
Sample Required RST (rust top)
Sample Volume 1 mL
14 – 21 days
Notes Not currently performed in house; this test is processed by Quest Diagnostics.