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Test Name: Giardia Ag

Test Code(s): Test discontinued 6/15/15. Refer to Giardia/Cryptosporidium Ab [GICR].

Clinical Significance: Cryptosporidium and Giardia are parasites that exist in water and are associated with diarrhea.  It is important to test for both organisms as some patients can be infected with both. This test simultaneously detects and differentiates Giardia cyst antigen and Cryptosporidium oocyst antigen in stool samples when giardiasis and/or cryptosporidiosis are suspected.


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Additional Information:

Link to Giardia/Cryptosporidium Ag test directory entry.

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