Item Value
Test name Giardia Antigen
Available Stat? No
Turn around times 1-7 days
In House Availability Thursday, day shift
Performed by Microbiology
Normal range Negative
Container type SAF vial
Amount to Collect See preferred volume
Collection Instructions Unpreserved stool not placed in SAF within 1 hour of collection. Stool in a preservative other than SAF. Stool not mixed well in SAF, or if preservative has been poured out. SAF container filled past the red line on the container label.

Giardia antigen testing cannot be performed on aspirates. A P401 Ova and Parasite exam can be ordered to look for Giardia microscopically.
Sample type SAF preserved stool

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667