Techlab received FDA clearance for E. Histolytica Quik Chek test, a rapid assay for the qualitative detection of E. histolytica in fecal samples.
The assay specifically detects pathogenic E. histolytica and does not cross-react with non-pathogenic Entamoeba dispar. It targets an adhesin protein unique to E. histolytica.
The test can be used for quick and reliable diagnosis of amebiasis. — Cynthia Jessup