Giardia Antibody, IFA 34265X

Test Code
GIARD

Alias/See Also
GIARD

CPT Codes
86674

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

Minimum Volume
1

Instructions
Draw one red top tube (no gel) and send serum refrigerated

Transport Container
RED

Transport Temperature
R

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 5 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days

Methodology
Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

FDA Status
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: Tues-Sat a.m.; Report available: 1-3 days

Reference Range
<1:16 titer

<1:16 Antibody not detected
1:16 Equivocal
≥1:32 Antibody detected


Clinical Significance
May be used in certain clinical settings for epidemiological purposes and to determine chronic carrier states.

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




The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.