Giardia/Cryptosporidium Antigen (View in report form.)
|CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: |
|POE DESCRIPTION: |
|CPT CODE: |
87328 and 87329
|CDM NUMBER: |
3422008 and 3422009
|TEST INFORMATION: |
This test is used to detect the presence of Cryptosporidum and/or Giardia in infected patients
|DAYS PERFORMED: |
Monday through Friday
|TURNAROUND TIME: |
1 - 3 days
|SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: |
Specimens should be placed in Eco-Fix or Carey Blair preservatives
|CONTAINER TYPE: |
Eco-Fix or Carey Blair preservative
|SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: |
Stool added to preservative up to fill line.
|REJECTION CRITERIA: |
Specimen not in proper container, leaky container, mislabeled or no label. Stool specimens preserved in PVA.
|MINIMUM VOLUME: |
0.5 cc of fresh stool; stool in preservative up to the volume line on the container
|HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: |
If not put into preservative, send to the laboratory immediately.
|REFERENCE RANGE: |
Giardia and Cryptosporidium antigen not detected.
|LIMITATIONS OF TEST: |
Concentrations of 20% (v/v) Imodium A-D may result in a false negative reaction when low levels of Cryptosporidium antigen are present. Proper specimen collection and processing are essential to achieving optimal performance of the assay.
Enzyme immuno assay
|TEST SYNONYM(S):||Ova and parasite exam, Cryptosporidium , Giardia|
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