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Giardia lamblia, Direct Detection EIA , Stool
|Methodology:||Enzyme immunoassay (EIA)|
Collect: O&P Transport vial with formalin (Para-Pak® pink) (preferred); stool C&S transport vial with Cary Blair medium (Para-Pak® orange); Sterile screw-cap container - 2 g stool.
Specimen Preparation: Fecal specimens for parasitic examination should be collected before initiation of antidiarrheal therapy or antiparasitic therapy.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Room Temperature
Stability: Maintain specimen in O&P transport with formalin at room temperature or refrigerate and test within two months of collection. Stool collected in Cary Blair medium should be refrigerated or frozen and tested within one week of collection. Stool in sterile container should be frozen, or it can be kept refrigerated if tested within 48 hours.
Contraindications: Do not collect specimen for one week after barium or laxative administration
Note: This test is approved for NY .