Test directory: Giardia Lamblia Antigen Test

Ordering Code4719
Test NameGiardia Lamblia Antigen Test
AliasGiardiasis Test
Preferred SpecimenStool
Preferred Container10% Formalin
Other Specimen/ContainerStool in SAF Preservative, Stool in Clean Container
Optimum Volume5 gm
Collection InstructionsAntacids, barium, bismuth, anti-diarrheal medication or oily laxatives prior to collection should not be used.
Collect stool in a bed pan or a clean, widemouth container or a plastic bag placed over the toilet seat.
Handling InstructionsUnpreserved Stool: The sample should include any blood or mucus present to optimize parasite recovery. Refrigerate immediately. If transport will be >24 hours, specimen should be placed in preservative such as 10% Formalin or SAF
Preserved Stool: The sample should include any blood or mucus present to optimize parasite recovery. Use the plastic spoon provided in the cap of the Formalin container to transfer 5 grams of sample into the vial. The liquid should come up to the "fill" line on the vial. Tightly cap the vial and shake firmly to insure that the specimen is adequately mixed with the solution.
Transport RequirementsPreserved Stool: Oahu: Ambient, Airline: Ambient
Unpreserved Stool: Oahu: Refrigerated, Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityUnpreserved Stool:
Ambient: 1 Hour
Refrigerated: 1 Day
Preserved Stool:
Ambient: 1 Year
Refrigerated: 1 Year
Rejection CriteriaUnpreserved stool received ambient, Frozen, Stool in preservatives other than 10% Formalin or SAF, Specimen contaminated with urine, Received in diapers or on toilet paper
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time1 Day
MethodologyDirect immunofluorescence detection

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Giardia Lamblia Antigen TestALLNEGATIVENEGATIVE