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Cryptosporidium (C. parvum and C. hominis)

CPT Code

*

Collection Container/Tube

Stool collection container

Transport Container/Tube

Yellow-capped vial supplied (C&S Medium) Alternative: any Care Blair media tube for collection of Enteric Pathogens

Minimum Specimen Volume

3 mL stool

Rejection Criteria

Media is expired or No media in vial
Stool in Formalin or Total-Fix
Stool collected on a swab
Overfilling of stool in vial (>7 mL)
*Decreased sensitivity for Cryptosporidium spp. may occur for samples received after 10 days.

Stability Information

Room temperature: 10 days*
Refrigerated: 10 days*
Frozen: Unacceptable
37°C/99°F: Not Determined

Methodology

Multiplex PCR

Turnaround Time

2 - 5 days

Reference Intervals

Sex Age
Both 0-199 years Negative