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Giardia Ag

Giardia Ag (Test discontinued 6/15/15. Refer to Giardia/Cryptosporidium Ag [GICR].) Microbiology Lab Test

Name: Giardia Ag

Test Name: Giardia Ag

Health Link Test Code: Test discontinued 6/15/15. Refer to Giardia/Cryptosporidium Ag [GICR].

Clinical Information:

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.

Additional Information:

LInk to Giardia/Cryptosporidium Ag test directory entry.