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Cryptosporidium/Giardia Testing
Can I test unpreserved stool specimens on Meridian Bioscience’s ImmunoCard STAT!®Crypto/Giardia or MERIFLUOR® Cryptosporidium/Giardia (C/G) assays? 

Unpreserved specimens cannot be used with MERIFLUOR C/G. Specimens must be preserved in Formalin, SAF, or Ecofix. Unpreserved specimens may be used for ImmunoCard STAT!® Crypto/Giardia, but must be diluted 1:4 in deionized or distilled water or an acceptable fixative prior to testing. For ImmunoCardSTAT!® Crypto/Giardia, acceptable fixatives include 10% Formalin, SAF, C&S, Cary-Blair, Stuart’s Media, and MIF.