Cryptosporidium Antigen, DFA

Specimen Required
Place 10.0 g stool (5.0 g minimum) in a Total-Fix® vial within 30 minutes of collection. Send room temperature.

Alternate Specimen
Stool: 10% formalin

Rejection Criteria
Frozen specimens, unpreserved stool, stool in media other than Total-Fix® or formalin

Methodology
Direct Immunofluorescence Assay

Stability
Room temperature: 6 months; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeCRYAN
CPT-4 Code (s)
87272, 87015
LOINC Codes
39534-3

Warde
Medical
Laboratory