This test is a screen for Giardia and Cryptosporidium antigens only. It should be used for patients with diarrhea and exposure to potential waterborne outbreaks, nursery schools, day care centers or camping/backpacking. For a more comprehensive panel, see Gastrointestinal Panel By PCR
For patients with relevant travel history, or immunocompromised patients, refer to the Parasite Exam Comprehensive
, which includes this test as well as the microscopic exam for other parasites.