What is Giardia?
Giardia is a parasite that lives inside the intestines. Infection occurs through drinking or eating contaminated food or water. Sometimes, infections occur while camping or backpacking.
Who gets a Giardia test?
People who have unusual GI symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, gas or cramping and are concerned they may have been exposed might get this test.
What type of Giardia test is this?
This Giardia test is a highly accurate EIA immunoassay.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This Giardia 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 4 business days or less.