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Amoebic serology

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


4ml clotted blood (1ml if paediatric), red top, Provide specific travel and exposure history with dates and length of stay


Turnaround Time: 7 days

Serologic testing to help confirm the diagnosis of amoebic liver abscess.

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48 hours are undesirable

Measurement units: 
Clinical decision points: Not applicable
Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis
Reference Lab: Hospital for Tropical Diseases