An adjunct to the diagnosis of extra-intestinal amoebiasis, especially liver abscesses.
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.
|Sample & container 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.