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24915 Giardia Antigen

Giardia Antigen
Test Code: VOPRG
Synonyms/Keywords
Giardia​
Species
Alpaca, Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ferret, Mouse, Other, Ovine, Porcine, Primate, Rabbit, Rat
Test Category
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Feces​ C&S Culture Medium (Cary-Blair)
Para Pak 10% Formalin
Fresh Stool in a clean, Leak-Proof Container
​One Vial Feces in C&S Culture Medium
(Cary-Blair)
 
Fresh Feces - 5 grams
​5 grams Stool in C&S Medium or 1 gram Fresh Feces
Collection Processing Instructions
A portion of fresh stool must be placed in C&S Culture Medium (Cary-Blair) or Para-Pak 10% formalin vial within 24 hours. Refrigerated fresh stool is acceptable.
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Feces in Cary Blair ​​Refrigerate ​< 7 days
Fresh Feces​ ​Refrigerate ​< 48 hours
​Preserved Feces ​Room Temperature ​2 months
Rejection Criteria
Fresh Feces - >48 hours post-collection
Feces in Para Pak ZN-PVA Fixative​
​Leaking specimens
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Cleveland ​Giardia: Monday through Friday, excluding holidays ​<2 hours ​EIA
​Marshfield ​Giardia: Monday through Friday, excluding holidays ​<2 hours ​EIA
Marshfield Center Laboratory Section
Reference Lab Information
Formed stool specimens should be thoroughly emulsified and submitted in C&S Medium.
Detects Giardia antigen only.
Reference Intervals
Performing Location Reference Intervals
​Cleveland and Marshfield ​Negative for Giardia is a normal result
Synonyms/Keywords
Giardia​
Species
Alpaca, Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ferret, Mouse, Other, Ovine, Porcine, Primate, Rabbit, Rat
Test Category
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Feces​ C&S Culture Medium (Cary-Blair)
Para Pak 10% Formalin
Fresh Stool in a clean, Leak-Proof Container
​One Vial Feces in C&S Culture Medium
(Cary-Blair)
 
Fresh Feces - 5 grams
​5 grams Stool in C&S Medium or 1 gram Fresh Feces
Collection Processing Instructions
A portion of fresh stool must be placed in C&S Culture Medium (Cary-Blair) or Para-Pak 10% formalin vial within 24 hours. Refrigerated fresh stool is acceptable.
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Feces in Cary Blair ​​Refrigerate ​< 7 days
Fresh Feces​ ​Refrigerate ​< 48 hours
​Preserved Feces ​Room Temperature ​2 months
Rejection Criteria
Fresh Feces - >48 hours post-collection
Feces in Para Pak ZN-PVA Fixative​
​Leaking specimens
Reference Intervals
Performing Location Reference Intervals
​Cleveland and Marshfield ​Negative for Giardia is a normal result
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Cleveland ​Giardia: Monday through Friday, excluding holidays ​<2 hours ​EIA
​Marshfield ​Giardia: Monday through Friday, excluding holidays ​<2 hours ​EIA
Laboratory Section
Reference Lab Information
Formed stool specimens should be thoroughly emulsified and submitted in C&S Medium.
Detects Giardia antigen only.
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.