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Ova and parasite examination

Lab Section: 

Microbiology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB6447

 

Synonyms: 

Stool for Ova and Parasites

Methodology: 

Qualitative Concentration Technique/Trichrome Stain/Microscopic Evaluation

Schedule: 

Monday - Friday

Reported: 

2-3 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 1.0 gram of stool in a Sterile Container

Proto-fix CLR kit with preservative is acceptable BUT is not approved for other stool studies.
Recommended collection: three separate stool specimens within a 10-day period. Containers MUST be dated with the collection date. An individual order must be submitted for each specimen.
Transport: Sample should arrive within 2 hours of collection.

 

Reference Interval: 

Negative

CPT Code(s): 

87177 + 87209

Last Changed: 

12/10/2016 11:31:42

Approved Date:

8/31/2017 4:42:00 PM