Entamoeba Histolytica Antigen Stool Test


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Entamoeba Histolytica Antigen Stool Test

About this test

This test detects the antigen of a parasite called Entameba histolytica, an intestinal parasite.

The entamoeba histolytica antigen test is used to diagnose and manage amebiasis, which is an infection with this parasite or used when an amebic liver abscess or amebic dysentery are suspected.

Entamoeba histolytica infects approximately a half billion persons worldwide annually. Of these, about 10% become symptomatic and develop colitis and liver abscesses, resulting in a mortality rate estimated between 40,000 and 120,000 persons a year.

Patients infected with pathogenic Entamoeba histolytica may show a wide range of conditions. Some may be asymptomatic; others may show mild diarrhoea that develops into bloody diarrhoea and eventually fulminant colitis. Approximately 10% of patients with invasive amebiasis develop liver abscesses.

How it works

Collect Sample

We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your stool sample.

Post Sample

Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.

View Results

View results securely in your own personal dashboard.

Important Information

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.

Tests Included

Enteric Organism in stool

Stool sample collection kit

We will send you your Entamoeba Histolytica Antigen Stool Test stool sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your stool sample in the comfort of your own home.

Postage & packaging

Your Entamoeba Histolytica Antigen Stool Test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your stool sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your stool sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.

Private laboratory analysis

Your stool sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.

Interpretation of results

Our medical team will comment on out-of-range stool results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Entamoeba Histolytica Antigen Stool Test results can be downloaded for your doctor.

Secure online account

Once you have placed your order you can visit my.medichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Entamoeba Histolytica Antigen Stool Test results.

Health and Lifestyle tracker

Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.

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