|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.