Giardia lamblia IgM Antibody, IFA [17256X]

Test Code
17256

CPT Codes
86674 <br /> This test is not available for New York patient testing.

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum collected in a red-top tube (no gel)

Minimum Volume
0.075 mL

Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days

Methodology
Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon-Sat a.m.; Report available: 2-4 days

Reference Range
<1:20

Clinical Significance
Recent or current infection by Giardia lamblia is suggested by either detection of 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 suggests past infection.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease, Inc.
33608 Ortega Highway, Bldg B-West Wing
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2042




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