Cryptosporidium Antigen Test

This test checks the stool for Cryptosporidium antigen.

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Cryptosporidium Antigen Test FAQ

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 Test 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.

Accesa Labs does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All users should consult with a medical provider for specific health concerns.

Last updated on October 13, 2017

Cryptosporidium Antigen Test for $149

Cryptosporidium Test - More Information

The cryptosporidium antigen test checks for Cryptosporidium parvum 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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