Cryptosporidium Antigen

Last Modified: 4/9/2019 10:06:46 AM


Patient Preparation: Patient must not use barium products, antacids, antidiarrheal medications or laxatives containing oil prior to collection of a specimen for parasitological exam
Specimen Requirements: 10.0 grams Stool in Pink Cap O&P Kit 10% Formalin Container

Collection Instructions: For patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D
For Spanish patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D
For Burmese patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D
For Arabic patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D
Minimum Volume: 5 grams stool
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 6 months Ambient
Rejection Criteria: Received Frozen • Unpreserved stool • Stool specimens preserved in transport media not listed as acceptable
Reference Range: Not detected
Methodology: Direct Immunofluorescence Assay (DFA)
Clinical Significance: Cryptosporidium parvum is an intracellular parasite that causes severe and chronic diarrhea in patients who are immunocompromised
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Turn Around Time: 1 to 2 days
Days Performed: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code: MISC
Send Out Test Code: 14348 [37213X]
Alternate Test Names: Cryptosporidium Antigen, DFA
CPT Coding: ERRO, CKWEB; 87015, 87272

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