Giardia Antigen by EIA GIARDI

Method(s) Qualitative Enzyme Immunoassay
Specimen Required
Collect

Stool

Transport

5-10 g stool in unpreserved stool transport vial (Min: 5 g). Preserving in alcohol-based preservative (within 1 hour of collection) is also acceptable.

Remarks

For patients from, or with a history of travel to, a developing country, or who have persistent symptoms and/or are immunocompromised, it is suggested to order Ova and Parasite Exam, Fecal (OAPEXM). Add-on testing: within one week of collection.

Stability

Unpreserved: Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 1 week Preserved: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5011835
CPTCode 87329
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Negative

No Appointment Necessary
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