GIARDIA LAMBLIA ANTIGEN, FECES

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

Alternate Specimen
Stool in Cary Blair media. Fresh unpreserved stool or 10% formalin

Rejection Criteria
Stool: PVA, Ecofix, SAF

Methodology
Immunoassay

Stability
Fresh, unpreserved: Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 1 year
Stool Cary Blair Media: Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 7 days
Stool Preserved: Room Temperature: 60 days; Refrigerated: 60 days; 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