Ordering Recommendation

Test for persistent diarrhea (>14 days) or known risk factors if Cryptosporidium spp is the suspected infectious agent.

Mnemonic
CRYSPOR
Methodology

Qualitative Enzyme Immunoassay

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 48 hours

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Stool.

Specimen Preparation

Transport 5 g stool in unpreserved stool transport vial (ARUP Supply #40910) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect or contact ARUP Client Services at(800) 522-2787. (Min: 1 g) Preserving in 10 percent formalin (within 1 hour of collection) is also acceptable. 

Storage/Transport Temperature

Unpreserved: Frozen. 
Preserved: Room temperature.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens in any other preservative than indicated above.

Remarks
Stability

Unpreserved: Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 1 week
Preserved: Ambient: 9 months; Refrigerated: 9 months; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

Negative

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note

This immunoassay is not a substitute for comprehensive testing. Refer to Ova & Parasite Exam, Fecal (Immunocompromised or Travel History) (ARUP test code 3001662).

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87328

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060045 Cryptosporidium Antigen by EIA 6371-9
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Aliases
  • Coccidia
  • Cryptosporidium Antigen
  • Cryptosporidium Antigen, Feces
  • Ova and Parasite Exam by EIA
Cryptosporidium Antigen by EIA