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Giardia Antigen, Stool, by EIA

Mnemonic:    [ST Giard Ag]
Name:    Giardia Antigen, Stool, by EIA
Specimen:    5 Grams stool sample collected in a sterile container without preservative.

PREFERRED SAMPLE: Deliver fresh stool sample (without preservative) to the laboratory within ONE HOUR of collection.

Alternate sample: If the sample cannot be delivered to the lab within one hour, it may be preserved in 10% Formalin solution. Collection instructions for formalin preserved stool samples may be found on LabHelp in the Specimen Collection section.
Minimum Spec:    1 Gram
Transport Temp:    FREEZE
Spec Stability:    Ambient 2 Hrs; Refigerated 24hrs; Frozen 1 week
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0060048
  Method:    Enzyme Immunoassay
Processing Info:    Unpreserved sample must be frozen within one hour of collection.

Formalin preserved samples may be stored and transported at room temperature and should NOT be frozen.