Cryptosporidium Antigen Test
Cryptosporidium Antigen Test FAQ
What is the Cryptosporidium antigen test?
Why is the Cryptosporidium antigen test important?
Is there any special preparation needed for the Cryptosporidium antigen test?
What type of specimen will I submit?
Do I need to fast to take this test?
How long does it take to get test results?
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Cryptosporidium Test - More Information
The Cryptosporidium lab test, also known as a Cryptosporidium antigen test, Cryptosporidium stool test, and Cryptosporidium parvum test, checks for Cryptosporidium antigen in the stool.
Cryptosporidium is a parasite that can infect humans. Cryptosporidium causes a condition called cryptosporidiosis, or crypto, that can affect the digestive (gastrointestinal) and respiratory system. In the gastrointestinal system, Cryptosporidium causes a watery diarrhea that can lead to dehydration. In the respiratory system, Cryptosporidium can also cause a cough for which a cause cannot be found.
To get a Cryptosporidium antigen test near you, just order online and get tested at your selected Quest Diagnostics lab. Once your results are ready, they will be available for download. As can be seen on the sample Cryptosporidium lab report above, your lab results will say not detected if no Cryptosporidium antigen is found in your specimen.
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