About Amoebic antibodies
What are amoebic antibodies?
Amoeba are tiny, single-celled organisms which are sometimes harmful to humans. Parasitic amoebas such as Entamoeba histolytica (E. histolytica) cause infections such as dysentery (amoebic dysentery or amoebiasis). Such infections are most common in tropical areas with poor sanitary conditions.
People can become infected with E. histolytica through contaminated food or water, or through contact with faecal matter of someone infected with E. histolytica.
The majority of people infected with E. histolytica will not present with symptoms. However, in some cases E. histolytica can cause loose stools, stomach cramps and in more severe infections can cause bloody stools, abscesses and damage to other tissues including the brain.
People infected with E. histolytica typically only take a few weeks to recover.
Why take the test?
This test can be used to confirm the presence of amoebic antibodies in the blood which are produced in response to E. histolytica infections.
How it works
Order your kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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