Rapid CDIATM Entamoeba kits are intended for the detection of Amoebiasis by detecting entamoeba Ag.
Entamoeba species are unicellular eukaryotes that parasitise all classes of vertebrates and some invertebrates. Only three species of Entamoeba have been proven to cause disease and sometimes death in their hosts: Entamoeba histolytica, a parasite of humans, Entamoeba nuttalli, a parasite of nonhuman primates and Entamoeba invadens, a parasite of reptiles. Other species appear to live as commensals in their hosts and do not cause evident disease. Amoebiasis is defined as infection with E. histolytica regardless of symptoms. Most cases of amoebiasis are asymptomatic, but E. histolytica can rarely cause intestinal or disseminated disease. E. histolytica causes amebic dysentery and liver abscesses.