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giardia antigen
Computer Code: (GDANT)
Specimen Collection: > 1mL liquid stool or 1gm whole soft stool in a clean container If O&P transport is used, add stool 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:  
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Place specimens in O & P transport available through supply order form. Transport at room temperature. If transport median is not used, store and transport at 2-8ÂșC within 48 hours. 
Reference Values: Negative  
Lab Code: MIC 
Requisition: MICRO
Test Frequency: 3x/week M, W, F 
Routine TAT: day of test 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 87329 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 17
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 07/22/2014
Time: 03:22:28 (24hr)