Amoebic antibodies

Microbiology

Notes

 

  • Amoebic antibodies may be helpful in the diagnosis of deep seated infections such as abcesses
  • For diagnosis of amoebic dysentry, please send faeces for parasitology

Sample requirements

Serum - paired samples not required

8.5ml of blood taken into a plain gel tube 

8.5mL BD Vacutainer tube

Required information

  • Relevant clinical details
  • Travel history

Storage/transport

Store at fridge temperature

Transport as soon as possible at ambient temperature

Turnaround time

Sent to a National Reference Centre

10 - 14 days


Page last reviewed: 15/10/2013