Diagnosis of Amebiasis

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Intestinal amebiasis is generally diagnosed by: 

Faecal analysis

Analysis of a faeces sample. The parasite can be seen under a microscope, or laboratory techniques can be used to detect proteins (antigen detection) or fragments of the parasites’ genes in the faeces (PCR).  

Blood collection tube

Serology. Technique that consists of detecting antibodies in a blood sample.  

In some cases, other tests may be necessary to complete the diagnosis for example:

Colonoscopy of a woman

Fibrocolonoscopy, to see the inside of the digestive tract.

Monitor with an echocardiogram

Imaging tests to identify the lesions caused to the organs by the parasite (for example, an abdominal or cardiac ultrasound, or an x-ray of the thorax).  

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