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Epic Test Name CRYPTOSPORIDIUM AG FECES
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Synonyms Crypto
Description Test for persistent diarrhea (>14 days) or known risk factors if Cryptosporidium spp. is the suspected infectious agent.
Specimen Requirements 
Container Ova & parasite kit (contains 1 vial; 10% formalin )
Specimen Type Stool
Preferred Collection Volume 1 gram or 10 mL
Minimum Collection Volume 1 gram or 5 mL
Collection Instructions Fill both vials of collection container as described in the package insert instructions within one hr of collection.
Specimen Handling Stability (collection to initiation of testing): Preserved stool ambient: 9 months; refrigerated: 9 months; frozen: unacceptable. Transport preserved stool in O&P containers at 20-25 C.
Rejection Criteria Dry specimens, leaking containers, specimens contaminated with oil, barium or urine, multiple specimens (more than one in 24 hrs), rectal swabs.
Methodology Immunofluorescent stain
Reference Range Negative
CPT Code(s) 87272 Cryptosporidium
Department Microbiology
Contact Information Ph: 214-633-4940
Turn Around Time3 days
Performed Monday - Friday
Performed by Microbiology
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Updated/Reviewed 02/22/2018


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