Ova and Parasite Special Exam
Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology
10.0 mL (minimum 5.0 mL)
Cause for rejection:
Stool specimen contaminated with urine or water. Specimen containing interfering substances such as barium. Specimen sent in a diaper. Rectal swab not acceptable.
Sent to Reference Laboratory
Fresh stool is the optimal specimen for examination.
All Ova and Parasite Special Exam orders will reflex an Ova and Parasite Screen order also. Do not order separately.
WARNING: Any stool collected by or from the patient may harbor pathogens which are immediately infective.
Stool for Ova and Parasite