Specimen Requirements

Title

GIARDIA LAMBLIA ANTIGEN, FECES

Specimen Requirement

Send 10.0 g stool (5.0 g min) room temperature

Methodology

Stability

Unpreserved/Refrigerated 48 hours

Reference Range

By report*

Turnaround

4-6 days Performed Sun-Sat

Clinical Use

Giardia Antigen testing is performed to monitor the effectiveness of therapy and to diagnose infections. The antigen test is very specific for Giardia and will not detect other parasites. A routine Ova and Parasite examination is required if other parasites are suspected. The antigen test is considered to be more sensitive for Giardia than traditional Ova and Parasite testing.

Test Code

GLAGW