SAM - Performance: Entamoeba histolytica Antibody, Serum

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Test Name

Test ID: SAM    
Entamoeba histolytica Antibody, Serum

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

The patient's serum is diluted 1:64 and 100 mcL is placed in microtiter plate wells that have been coated with Entamoeba histolytica HK-9 soluble antigens. After 10 minutes of incubation, the wells are washed and a protein-horseradish peroxidase reagent is added. Color development occurs after addition of peroxide and the tetramethylbenzidine chromogen. The reaction can be read visually or with the aid of a spectrophotometer.(Maddison SE: Serodiagnosis of parasitic diseases. Clin Microbiol Rev 1991;4:457-469)

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Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Tuesday, Thursday; 9 a.m.

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

Same day/1 day

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result

7 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

14 days

Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test