Specimen Requirements

Title

CRYPTOSPORIDIUM ANTIGEN-STOOL

Specimen Requirement

Collect 2 g (thumbnail size portion of stool) or 2 mL liquid stool. Send stool in O&P transport vial with formalin (Para-Pak® pink) or stool C&S transport vial with Cary Blair medium (Para-Pak® orange).

Methodology

Enzyme immunoassay (EIA)

Stability

Room temp: 18 months, Refrigerated: 18 months

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

3-5 days

Clinical Use

Rapid detection of Cryptosporidium from clinical samples.

Test Code

CRYSW