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Amoebic serology is a broad description of laboratory testing for amoebic parasites. The parasite is normally transmitted by ingestion of its cysts and primarily inhabits the large intestine. Common symptoms of intestinal parasitic infections include prolonged Diarrhea, bloody Diarrhea, mucus in the stool, abdominal Pain, and nausea. Patients may also experience Headaches and Fever. Some infected individuals may have few or no noticeable symptoms.
Serological tests play a major role in the diagnosis of clinical ameobiasis, including abscess. It has been recommended that all patients diagnosed as having inflammatory bowel disease have a serologic test of ameobiasis. The immunoassays detect 90-100 % of amoebic liver abcess, 80-100 % of symptomatic intestinal ameobiasis, and 10 to 50% of asymptomatic cyst passers.
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