Lab Test : Stool for Cryptosporidium

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Alternate:Cryptosporidium Smear
Includes:Stain and microscopic examination for Cryptosporidium
Phone:(937) 641-3902
Available:Daily 24 hours. Test performed on first shift only
Turnaround:24 hours
Specimen:Fresh stool or stool in Carey-Blair media -Orange capped para-Pak Vial. (Minimum 1 gram of stool)
Volume:1 culturette
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.
Method:Microscopic stained

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