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cryptosporidium antigen
Computer Code: CPANT
Specimen Collection: > 1mL liquid stool or 1gm whole soft stool in a clean container. If O&P transport media is used, add stool up to the fill line on the vial.    Exams will not be performed on patients who have been in-house for >3 days except for admitting diagnosis of diarrhea. Recommended as primary screen followed by routine ONP when symptoms persist. 
Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL or 1 gm 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Place sample in an O&P transport available through supply from Lab at 262-3511. Transport at room temperature. If transport media is not used, store and transport at 2-8ÂșC within 48 hours. 
Reference Values: Negative  
Lab Code: MIC 
Requisition: SPEC M
Test Frequency: 3x/week M, W, F 
Routine TAT: 2-3 days 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 87328 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 17
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 04/24/2014
Time: 16:35:22 (24hr)