CRYPTOSPORIDIUM ANTIGEN

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Collect random stool. Send 10.0 g stool (5.0 g minimum) refrigerated in 10% formalin.

Alternate Specimen
Stool: Cary-Blair media,SAF, fresh unpreserved stool or Total Fix®.

Rejection Criteria
Stool in PVA, concentrated specimens

Methodology
Enzyme Immunoassay

Stability
Unpreserved stool:
Room Temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 60 days
Stool Cary-Blair:
Room Temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 7 days
Stool SAF or Formalin:
Room Temperature: 60 days
Refrigerated: 60 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeCRYDE
CPT-4 Code (s)
87328
LOINC Codes
6371-9

Warde
Medical
Laboratory