Test Details

Mnemonic

GACAG

Ordering Code

3400658

CPT-4 Code(s)

87328, 87329

Specimen Information

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

Stool in Total-Fix®

Specimen Preparation

Send 10.0 g or 10.0 mL stool in a Total-Fix® transport vial. Stool should be placed in
preservative within 30 minutes of collection. Fill to the line on transport vial. Mix contents
thoroughly until homogenous.

Alternate Specimen

Stool in 10% formalin

Minimum Volume

5.0 g or 5.0 mL

Transport Temperature

Room temperature

Rejection Criteria

Unpreserved stool; Stool specimens that have been previously concentrated; Stool specimens
preserved Cary-Blair, PVA, or SAF.

Stability

Room temperature: 60 days
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable

Methodology

Immunoassay
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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