GRAB - Specimen: Giardia Antibody, IFA

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: GRAB    
Giardia Antibody, IFA

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

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.

Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s). Spin down and send 1 mL of serum refrigerated.

 

Note: Serum gel tube is acceptable, but must pour off into a plastic vial.

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

0.075 mL

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

Specimens other than

Serum

Anticoagulants other than

NA

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

Warm OK: Cold OK

Lipemia

NA

Icteric

NA

 

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

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
SerumRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 30 days
 Ambient 5 days