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39480: Giardia and Cryptosporidium Antigen Panel Print View
Giardia Ag, EIA, Stool IA  Not detected   
Cryptosporidium Antigen, DFA DFA  Not detected   

PRIMARY
1 Stool Formalin 10 (5) g   Room Temperature - 60 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Stool Total-Fix   Room Temperature - 60 Day(s)  
  Stool SAF Fixative   Room Temperature - 60 Day(s)  

Giardia Antigen EIA, Stool: Giardia is a protozoan that can cause diarrhea. Infection occurs after ingestion of contaminated food or water. Antigen detection is considered an alternative to stool examination. Cryptosporidium Antigen, DFA: Cryptosporidium parvum is an intracellular parasite that causes severe and chronic diarrhea in patients who are immunocompromised.

Transfer stool within 30 minutes of collection into formalin
or Total-Fix(R) vial. Fill to the line on the transport vial.
Mix contents throughly until homogenous.

The patient must not use barium products, antacids, antidiarrheal
medications, or laxatives containing oil prior to collection
of a specimen for parasitological exam.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Codes
87015,87272,87329

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transport Temperature: Room temperature Reject Criteria: Specimens other than stool 10% formalin or Total-Fix(R), specimens other than SAF; stool in Polyvinyl Alcohol(PVA); received frozen.






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