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Cryptosporidium Antigen by EIA, Stool

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.