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.
Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.
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|