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Test ID BLOD1142 Giardia GAM Antibody

Container Type

Serum w/ gel

Serum w/out gel

Specimen Type/Requirements

Serum

Specimen Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Stability

Room Temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days

Interfering Substances

Hemolysis: NA
Lipemia: NA

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Performed Test Frequency

Tuesday through Saturday

Methodology

Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

CPT

86674(3)

Performing Lab

Quest Valencia

Additional Information

Recent or current infection by Giardia lamblia is suggested by either detection in IgM antibody or a four-fold increase in IgG and /or IgA antibody titers between acute and convalescent sera.  Positive IgG and/or IgA without detectable IgM suggest past infection. 

Analytical Time

1 - 3 days