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ID:600 Cryptosporidium and Giardia EIA
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DescriptionBoth Cryptosporidium and Giardia are parasites. They may cause a range of symptoms from mild to severe diarrhoea. Transmission is through faecal-oral ingestion of cysts, typically from contaminated water. Cryptosporidium is particularly troublesome for immunocompromised patients because of the lack of effective therapeutic options. We detect Cryptosporidia and Giardia using a combined EIA based screening test. Positive screening test results are confirmed as either Cryptosporidia or Giardia by microscopy. Faecal samples are examined for Cryptosporidia and Giardia either on clinician request, stool consistency (i.e. liquid stools) or relevant clinical details such as travel history or HIV.
Indication Faecal samples are examined for Cryptosporidia and Giardia either on clinician request, stool consistency (i.e. liquid stools) or relevant clinical details such as travel history or HIV.
Additional Info
Concurrent TestsStool samples requesting OCP will automatically be tested for Cryptosporidium and Giardia
Dietary Requirementsna
Interpretation

DepartmentMicrobiology
SampleStool
TubeFaeces
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Collection Conditions
Min. Vol 2g/2ml
Freq.once

Ref. Range (Male)
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT5 days
IP Routine TAT5 days
GP Acute TAT5 days
GP Routine TAT5 days
Turnround CommentNegative results may be available considerably earlier than stated turnaround time.

Originally edited by : Dr. H. Schuster. Review due on 02/02/2019 10:30:59. Published By K Roberts on 02/02/2018 10:30:59.