Imperial Collage Healthcare

Amoebic antibodies

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

Turnaround Time

14 – 21 days

Not currently performed in house; this test is processed by Quest Diagnostics.

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