Stool O&P Giardia/Cryptosporidium Screen
CMH Lab Section
Place feces in O & P transport media.
Do not exceed the line.
Turn Around Time
Must be preserved in 10% formalin vial and zinc PVA vials within 30 minutes.
This is the routine order for patients with no history of foreign residence or travel. Samples will be held one week in the event that a full ova and parasite exam is required.
Do not overfill. Do not submit samples contaminated with water or urine. Samples containing barium, bismuth or magnesium are unacceptable.
Giardia antigen not detected, Cryptosporidium antigen not detected