Giardia Antigen


Sunquest Code:GIAR  
Epic Code:LAB259Epic Name:Giardia Antigen
Synonyms:Stool Antigen
Methodology:Antigen capture immunoassay
CPT Code:87329
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported within 2 days.
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IDDL Stool Collection Container Guidelines



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Feces
Optimal Volume:5-10 mL of liquid feces or 1 gm of formed feces
Collection Instructions:Collect in clean, dry bedpan or onto newspaper over the toilet. Place 5-10 mL of liquid feces or 1 gm of formed feces into sterile container containing equal volume of 10% formalin.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store at room temperature or refrigerated temperature if using formalin vial. Alternatively store unpreserved stool or stool in Cary-Blair media at refrigerated temperature (must arrive within 48 hours).
Shipping Instructions:Ship formalin vials at room temperature. Alternatively ship unpreserved stool or stool in Cary-Blair media at refrigerated temperature; must arrive within 48 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Lab-Microbiology  (UMMC-East Bank, Grand Itasca GICH)


Interpretive

Reference Range:

Negative for Giardia lamblia antigen.

 



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