Cryptosporidium Antigen, Grand Itasca


Sunquest Code:GHCRYP  
Epic Code:LAB7069Epic Name:Cryptosporidium Antigen Stool GH
Methodology:Enzyme immunoassay (EIA)
Turnaround Time:Performed daily; results are reported within 24 hours.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Stool, preserved or unpreserved
Optimal Volume:5 g
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 g
Container:ParaPak C & S-may obtain container from lab (Plastic leakproof container, sterile)
Collection Instructions:Refrigerate fresh specimen at 2-8 degrees C. Alternatively, preserve 5 g stool within two hours of collection in C&S stool transport medium.
Causes for Rejection:Specimens in any other preservative. Frozen specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Refrigerate fresh specimen at 2-8 degrees C. Alternatively preserve 5 g stool withih two hours of collection in C&S stool transport medium.
Shipping Instructions:Ship refrigerated.
Stability:Fresh fecal specimens when stored at 2-8 degrees C must be tested within 72 hours. C&S transport vials are stable for 96 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab (Microbiology (GICH))


Interpretive

Reference Range:Negative


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