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Giardia antibody (Lab Orderable Only)

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: Quest 
Test ID: LAB4194 
Synonyms: Giardia lamblia Ab
Methodology: Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)
Schedule: Monday-Saturday
Reported: 5 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Red Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Transport: Room temperature.
Stability: Room temperature: 7 days Refrigerated: 14 days Frozen: 30 days


Clinical Indications: A polyvalent conjugate (recognizing IgG, IgM, and IgA) is used to detect the presence of antibodies to Giardia lamblia. A fourfold or greater increase in titer between acute and convalescent sera indicates an acute active phase. A single positive reaction represents previous exposure, since antibody titers are known to remain high for at least six months.

Performing Lab: Focus Diagnostics, Inc. 5785 Corporate Ave, Suite 200 Cypress, CA 90630

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 86674
Last Changed: 11/01/2016 10:50:25
Last Reviewed: 12/26/2016 23:47:03