Children's Mercy Kansas City
Name
Stool O&P Giardia/Cryptosporidium Screen

CMH Lab Section
Microbiology

Specimen Requirements
Place feces in O & P transport media. Do not exceed the line.

Availability
Routine

Turn Around Time
5 days

Special Instructions
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.

Processing Instructions
Do not overfill. Do not submit samples contaminated with water or urine. Samples containing barium, bismuth or magnesium are unacceptable.

Ranges
Giardia antigen not detected, Cryptosporidium antigen not detected

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