Parasite Antigen, Giardia lamblia
Parasite Antigen, Cryptosporidium
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Screening for the detection of Cryptosporidium and Giardia antigens present in stool
Negative (no detectable Cryptosporidium or Giardia antigen)
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Collect fresh random stool specimen. Add stool specimen to transport vial until liquid reaches fill line. Emulsify specimen thoroughly in transport fluid. If necessary, place a urine bag on the patient to prevent urine contamination.
Acceptable specimens are stool sent in Stool Culture transport (orange cap) (Cary Blair) stored refrigerated up to 48 hours. If an unacceptable specimen is received, the client will be notified before disposal of the original specimen.
See MLabs Stool Specimen Collection Instructions available online at http://mlabs.umich.edu/files/pdfs/GL-Stool_Collection_Guidelines.pdf for patient instructions.
Gastrointestinal panel (GIPAN) should be considered at additional cost, when multiple stool tests are desired . GIPAN is performed by real time PCR and identifies 21 stool pathogens.