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Epic Test Code LAB259 Giardia Antigen

Specimen Type

Random Stool

Preferred Container

Protofix O&P Container (SAF, Formalin and MIF are also acceptable)

Alternate Container

Stool culture collection vial (ETM media)

Volume Required

5 mL

Storage Requirements

Specimen may be stored at room temperature or refrigerated

Transportation Needs

Deliver to the Laboratory as soon as possible

Causes for Rejection

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimen

Improper collection

Non-Stool sample

Days of Analysis

M,W,F

Additional Information

Collection Instructions:

Ova and Parasite collection procedure

 

Other Information:

Giardia infection is a NYSDOH reportable communicable disease. The NYSDOH will be notified of all positive results

Available STAT

No

Methodology

Enzyme immunoassay

Reference Values

Population Units Reference Range
All Populations none Negative

 

CPT Code

87329

Last Updated

25-May-17

Limitations

Detects Giardia only. Manufacturer states a sensitivity of 98% and specificity of 98%

LIS Code

GIA

Minimum Volume

1 mL