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Amoebic antibodies

Category Virology
Test background

An adjunct to the diagnosis of extra-intestinal amoebiasis, especially liver abscesses.

Clinicial 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 & container required RST (rust top)
Sample volume 1 mL
Turnaround time 14 - 21 days
Notes

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