1 - 5 days
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Gross hemolysis; lipemia; bacterial contamination
A positive test may not necessarily indicate active infection, since antibodies may persist for years. The titer is not directly correlated with the severity of the infection, due to the variance in patient response and to the variance in response to the type of infection. A negative response is equally important, as long as ample time has been allowed for antibody production.
Enzyme immunoassay (EIA)
The antibody response is greatest in amebic liver abscesses, less in intestinal amebiasis, and still less (or negligible) in asymptomatic cyst passers. Serological results have been shown to detect 90% to 100% of amebic liver abscesses, 80% to 100% of symptomatic intestinal amebiasis, and 10% to 50% of asymptomatic cyst passers.
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|006874||Amebiasis Antibodies||22285-1||006876||Amebiasis Antibodies||22285-1|
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