Test directory: Cryptosporidium Detection by IF

Ordering Code6231
Test NameCryptosporidium Detection by IF
AliasCryptosporidium Antigen
Preferred SpecimenStool
Preferred Container10% formalin
Other Specimen/ContainerColonic washing,
Duodenal aspirate,
Stool in SAF (sodium acetate-acetic acid formalin)
Optimum VolumeStool, Preserved: 1 Filled preservative vial
Stool, Unpreserved: 10 gm
Other: 10 gm
Collection InstructionsStool, Preserved: Collect stool sample and immediately transfer appropriate amount into 10% formalin vial to reach fill level on the vial's label.
Handling InstructionsStool, Unpreserved: Transfer into 10% formalin vial upon receipt.
Transport RequirementsStool, Preserved = Oahu: Ambient, Airline: Ambient
Stool, Unpreserved = Oahu: Refrigerated,
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityStool, Preserved = Ambient: 6 Months
Stool, Unpreserved = Refrigerated: 1 Day
Rejection CriteriaPreserved stool other than 10% formalin, Raw stool not refrigerated within 24 hours, Leaking specimen, Frozen,
Rectal swab, Stool in diaper or tissue
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time1 Day

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Cryptosporidium Detection by IFALLNEGATIVENEGATIVE