GIARDIA LAMBLIA ANTIGEN, FECES
Send 10.0 g stool (5.0 g min) room temperature
Unpreserved/Refrigerated 48 hours
4-6 days Performed Sun-Sat
Giardia Antigen testing is performed to monitor the effectiveness of therapy and to diagnose infections. The antigen test is very specific for Giardia and will not detect other parasites. A routine Ova and Parasite examination is required if other parasites are suspected. The antigen test is considered to be more sensitive for Giardia than traditional Ova and Parasite testing.