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Epic Test Name GIARDIA AG FECES
Components
Synonyms O&P, Stool, Giardia
Description Test for persistent diarrhea (>14 days) or known risk factors if Giardia duodenalis is the suspected infectious agent.
Specimen Requirements 
Container Ova & parasite kit (contains 10% formalin)
Specimen Type Stool
Preferred Collection Volume 5 mL or gram
Minimum Collection Volume 1 mL or gram
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), unpreserved specimens, rectal swabs
Methodology Immunofluorescent stain
Reference Range Negative
CPT Code(s) 87269: Giardia
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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