|Includes:||Stain and microscopic examination for Cryptosporidium|
|Available:||Daily 24 hours. Test performed on first shift only|
|Specimen:||Fresh stool or stool in Carey-Blair media -Orange capped para-Pak Vial. (Minimum 1 gram of stool)|
|Container:||Culturette, clean container or Carey-Blair media|
|Temperature:||Room temperature. Refrigerate if more than one hour delay in transport|
|Normal:||No Cryptrosporidium seen|
|Uses:||Determine the presence of Cryptosporidium|
|Limitations:||A negative smear does not necessarily rule out the presence of Cryptosporidium. Cryptosporidium EIA (GIAR) may be more sensitive than smear.|
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