Entamoeba histolytica (amebiasis), Antibody, IgG EHIST
|Method(s)||Semi-Quantitative Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay|
|Collect||One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube.|
1 mL serum refrigerated. (Min: 0.1 mL)
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Acute and convalescent samples must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute samples. Please mark sample plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
|Stability||After separation from cells: Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)|
|Unacceptable Conditions||Severely lipemic, contaminated, heat-inactivated, or hemolyzed samples.|
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|
Effective: February 6, 2017
8 U or less: Negative - No significant level of detectable E. histolytica IgG antibody.