What is the Cryptosporidium antigen test?
The Cryptosporidium antigen test checks the stool for evidence of Cryptosporidium antigen.
Why is the Cryptosporidium antigen test important?
A Cryptosporidium infection can cause persistent diarrhea.
Is there any special preparation required before Cryptosporidium antigen testing?
Yes. Before a Cryptosporidium antigen test, one should not use barium products, antacids, antidiarrheal medications or laxatives containing oil prior to collection of a specimen if possible.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This Cryptosporidium Antigen is a stool test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
Fasting is not necessary.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 6 business days or less.