CRYPS - Specimen: Cryptosporidium Antigen, Feces

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: CRYPS    
Cryptosporidium Antigen, Feces

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

For other diagnostic tests that may be of value in evaluating patients with diarrhea; the following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-Parasitic Investigation of Stool Specimens Algorithm

-Laboratory Testing for Infectious Causes of Diarrhea

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Fecal

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Preserved Stool

Supplies: Formalin - Meridian 10% Buffered Neutral (T466); Stool Collection Kit, Random (T635)

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Stool container with 10% buffered formalin preservative (T466)

Acceptable: SAF or MF

Specimen Volume: 5 g

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient (preferred)/Refrigerated

 

Unpreserved Stool

Supplies: Stool container, Small (Random), 4 oz (T288); Stool Collection Kit, Random (T635)

Container/Tube: Stool container (T288)

Specimen Volume: 5 g

Specimen Stability Information: Frozen

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

Microbiology Test Request Form (T244) (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/microbiology_test_request_form.pdf)

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Test Request Form (T728) (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/gastroenterology-and-hepatology-test-request.pdf)

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

1 g

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Grossly bloody (containing no visible stool); very mucoid stool

 

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
FecalVaries