Giardiasis

Last updated: Friday, 06, August, 2010
Key InformationAppropriate Tests

Fresh specimens of faeces or duodenal contents - examination (microscopy, antigen detection) for Giardia intestinalis.

Small bowel (jejunal) biopsy rarely required.

Recurrent infection

Immunoglobulins G, A, M if underlying immunoglobulin deficiency is suspected.