Do not order for patients with diarrhea developed during prolonged hospitalization. Use as a sensitive alternative to traditional, insensitive ova and parasite examinations of stool specimens for the evaluation of GI infections. Detects Cryptosporidium hominis and parvum, Cyclospora, cayetanensis, Dientamoeba fragilis, Entamoeba histolytica, and Giardia lamblia/intestinalis/duodenalis
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Tue, Thu, Sat
Transfer 1 mL stool to an unpreserved stool transport vial (ARUP Supply #40910). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks
A negative result does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors in the patient specimen or test-specific nucleic acid in concentrations below the level of detection by this test.
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
This test detects Cryptosporidium spp., Giardia, Entamoeba histolytica, Dientamoeba fragilis, and Cyclospora cayetanensis.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|2011192||Cryptosporidium by PCR||60545-1|
|2011194||Giardia by PCR||60544-4|
|2011196||Entamoeba histolytica by PCR||6396-6|
|2011198||Dientamoeba fragilis by PCR||70295-1|
|2011200||Cyclospora cayetanensis by PCR||41436-7|