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Test Code NBLD0225 Giardia Antigen, Stool

Useful For

The diagnosis of Giardia lamblia parasitic infections

Methodology

Qualitative Immunoassay

Performing Laboratory

Bozeman Health Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:


Specimen Type: Fresh raw stool

Container/Tube: CLEAN VIAL (White top vial with no added preservatives)

Acceptable: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Collection Instructions:

  1. Collect liquid or loose stool.
  2. Transfer stool to container.
  3. Label container with patient’s name (first and last), date and actual time of collection.

 

Specimen Type: Preserved stool

Container/Tube: ETM Vial

Acceptable: 10% formalin, MF preservative, or SAF preservative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Collection Instructions:

  1. Collect liquid or loose stool.
  2. Place enough stool in the transport media to rech the "FILL LINE" indicated on vial.  DO NOT overfill the transport or dump transport media out.
  3. Carefully break up the specimen and swirl the contents until thoroughly mixed using the spork attached to the cap.
  4. Label vial with patient’s name (first and last), date and actual time of collection.

 

Specimen Rejection:

1. Stool contaminated with urine or water

2. Stool collected in PVA preservatives

3. Stool collected in a diaper

4. Frozen stool

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient/Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

 

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Stool in Clean Vial Ambient 2 hours
Preserved Stool in ETM Refrigerated 2 weeks

 

Reference Values

Negative

 

A positive result indicates the presence and detection of Giardia lamblia antigens in the stool.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87329