10072 Giardia Antigen, EIA, Stool

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Stool Refrigerated - 2 Month(s)/Ambient - 2 Month(s) Not detected

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Stool
Container: Formalin or SAF Fixative
Temperature: Refrigerated

Method

Immunoassay

Schedule

Monday - Sunday

Turn-Around Time

Send-Out

Instructions/Notes

Transfer stool with 30 minutes of collection into formalin or Total-Fix(R) vial. Fill to line on transport vial. Mix contents throughly until homogenous.

Clinical Utility

Giardia is a protozoan that can cause diarrhea. Infection occurs after ingestion of contaminated food or water. Antigen detection is considered an alternative to stool examination.

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