FEHA - Specimen: Entamoeba histolytica Antigen, EIA

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FEHA    
Entamoeba histolytica Antigen, EIA

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing


Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Collect 2 grams fresh unpreserved stool in a sterile container. Send specimen frozen.


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

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

1 gram

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected




Warm reject; Cold reject






Specimens that have been collected or stored in 10% formalin, SAF, PVA or equivalent fixatives; Cary-Blair; rectal swabs; diaper specimens; liver abscess (pasted)

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
FecalFrozen (preferred)7 days
 Refrigerated 48 hours