GIARDIA LAMBLIA ANTIGEN, FECES

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Send 10.0 g stool (5.0 g minimum) refrigerated in 10% formalin. Stool should be placed in preservative within 30 minutes of collection.

Alternate Specimen
Stool in Cary Blair media, SAF, fresh unpreserved stool or Total FIX®

Rejection Criteria
Stool: PVA, Ecofix

Methodology
Immunoassay

Stability
Fresh, unpreserved: Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 1 year
Stool Cary Blair Media: Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 7 days
Stool SAF Fixative: Room Temperature: 2 months; Refrigerated: 2 months; Frozen: Unacceptable
Stool Formalin: Room Temperature: 2 months; Refrigerated: 2 months; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time4-6 days
Test CodeGLAG
CPT-4 Code (s)
87329
LOINC Codes
6412-1

Warde
Medical
Laboratory