Specimen Requirements

Title

CRYPTOSPORIDIUM ANTIGEN-STOOL

Specimen Requirement

Collect random stool. Send 10.0 g stool (5.0 g min) refrigerated in 10% formalin or SAF.

Methodology

Stability

Refrigerate up to 2 months.

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

3-5 days Performed Tues, Thurs, Sat

Clinical Use

Common parasitic agent of watery diarrhea of concern in day care settings and the immuno-compromised. Not detected in routine Ova and Parasite testing, this stain must be specifically requested.

Test Code

CRYSW