Ordering Recommendation

Test for persistent diarrhea (>14 days) or known risk factors if Giardia duodenalis (synonyms Giardia lamblia, Giardia intestinalis) is the suspected infectious agent.

Mnemonic
GLAM
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
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
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87329

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060048 Giardia Antigen By EIA 6412-1
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Aliases
  • G lamblia antigaten EIA
  • Giardia EIA
  • Giardia lamblia Antigen
  • Ova and Parasite Exam by EIA
Giardia Antigen by EIA