GIARDIA/CRYPTOSPORIDIUM ANTIGEN PANEL

Specimen Required
Patient Preparation: The patient must not use barium products, antacids, antidiarrheal medications, or laxatives containing oil prior to collection of a specimen for parasitological exam.
Collect random stool. Send 10.0 g stool in a Total Fix® (5.0 g minimum) room temperature in a screw-capped plastic container.

Alternate Specimen
Stool: 10% formalin

Rejection Criteria
Unpreserved stool, Cary-Blair, PVA, frozen sample, SAF

Methodology
DFA, Immunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: 60 days; Refrigerated: Not recommended; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time2-4 days
Test CodeGLCRA
CPT-4 Code (s)
87272, 87329, 87015
LOINC Codes
Giardia   6412-1  
Cryptosporidium   39534-3  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory