Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

2 - 7 days

MiChart Code
Giardia Antibody IFA (Sendout)
Soft Order Code

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA)

Test Usage
Reference Range

<1:16 antibody not detected; 1:16 equivocal, repeat in 3-4 weeks; >1:32 antibody detected

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Tube MUST be labeled with whether specimen is acute or convalescent. Send both acute and convalescent sera (taken 10 - 14 days after the acute serum sample).

Collection Offsite

Collect specimen in red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial, and refrigerate or freeze. Label as acute or convalescent.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
1 ml serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 ml serum

Billing Information

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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.