|Mnemonic: ||[ST Cryp Ag]|
|Name: ||Cryptosporidium Antigen by EIA, Stool|
|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.
If not able to deliver within this time frame, fresh stool may be refrigerated or frozen.
Alternate sample: Stool may be preserved in 10% Formalin solution. Collection instructions for formalin preserved stool samples y be found on LabHelp in the Specimen Collection section.
|Minimum Spec: ||1 Gram|
|Transport Temp: ||FREEZE|
|Spec Stability: ||Unpreserved: Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 1 week
Preserved: Ambient: 9 months; Refrigerated: 9 months; Frozen: Unacceptable|
|Ref Lab/Code: ||ARUP 0060045|
| 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.