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Test Code LAB259 Giardia Antigen, Feces

Additional Codes

47474

Reporting Title

Giardia Antigen Test

Methodology

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Useful to detect presence of Giardia specific antigens in stool specimens.

Note:  This is a sensitive EIA to screen for Giardia antigens that may be present in fecal specimens. These are one of the most prevalent parasites detected in this geographical area.

Performing Laboratory

OhioHealth Laboratory Services-RMH Microbiology

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:


Preserved Stool

1. Submit stool in 10% formalin preservative.

2. Label container with patient’s name (first and last), date and actual time of collection, and type of specimen.

3. Maintain sterility and forward promptly at ambient temperature only.

 

Unpreserved Stool

1. Submit 1 mL to 2 mL of stool in a screw-capped, sterile container.

2. Label container with patient’s name (first and last), date and actual time of collection, and type of specimen.

3. Send specimen refrigerated. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient/Refrigerate NO/Frozen NO-Preserved
Refrigerate/Ambient NO/Frozen NO-Unpreserved

Reference Values

Negative for Giardia lamblia antigen

Critical values: All positives always called within 1 hour

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87329