Diagnostic Test Directory

Microbiology Laboratory

Giardia/Cryptosporidium Rapid Assay

  • LIS Mnemonic: RCGAG

    Collect

    *See Remarks below*

    Volume Required

    1 - 3mLs

    Minimum Required

    1 mL

    Transport

    Unpreserved specimen: at room temp within 30 minutes of collection. Transport preserved specimens at room temperature.

    Stability

    Unpreserved specimens: 30 minutes

    Preserved specimens: 2 weeks at room temperature

    Unacceptable conditions

    Colonic or duodenal washings due to dilution factor

    Specimens containing barium

    Specimens submitted on swabs or in diapers

    Refrigerated specimens

Days Performed

Daily

Reported

Within 2 hours of receipt in the laboratory

CPT

86255

Methodology

Enzyme Immunoassay