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Test ID FEHAG Entamoeba histolytica Antigen, EIA

Specimen Required

Preferred Specimen Type: Unpreserved stool

Supplies: Sterile stool container

Container/Tube: Sterile stool container

Specimen Volume: 2 g

Specimen Stability Information: Frozen


Collection Instructions: Collect 2 grams of fresh unpreserved stool in sterile container. Send specimen frozen.


NOTE: Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Method Name

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Reporting Name

Entamoeba histolytica Antigen

Specimen Type


Specimen Minimum Volume

1 gram

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Fecal Frozen (preferred) 7 days
  Refrigerated  48 hours

Reference Values

Entamoeba histolytica Antigen: Not Detected


The Entamoeba histolytica Antigen EIA test detects only the antigen of the pathogenic E. histolytica; the non-pathogenic E. dispar is not detected.

Day(s) Performed

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Report Available

1 to 8 days

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FEHAG Entamoeba histolytica Antigen 29905-7


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z5167 Entamoeba histolytica Antigen 29905-7