O&P Screen - Giardia antigen by EIA - Cryptosporidium antigen by EIA-Protozoa Screen
Direct antigen tests for Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium spp
This test is a screen for Giardia and Cryptosporidium antigens only. It should be used for patients with diarrhea and exposure to potential waterborne outbreaks, nursery schools, day care centers or camping/backpacking. For patients with relevant travel history, or immunocompromised patients, refer to the Standard Parasite Exam which includes this test as well as the microscopic exam for other parasites.
Specimen Collection Requirements
Stool, preserve in 10% formalin within one hour of collection
Collection kits available from Legacy. Can submit up to 3 stools, one per 24 hour period. Specimens are not accepted after the third day of hospitalization without prior consultation.
Stool preserved in 10% formalin at 20-25°C
Fresh stool not preserved in 10% formalin within one hour of collection
In 10% formalin vial: Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: Unacceptable
Samaritan Health Services Laboratories
Negative for Giardia and Cryptosporidium
87329 Giardia, 87328 Cryptosporidium
Friday, September 28, 2018 01:55:59 PM