Ova and Parasite Special Exam

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation: OPEXM Summa

Specimen Type: Stool

Tube Type: Stool container

Collection Volume: 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.

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Sent to Reference Laboratory

Methodology: Microscopic examination

Special Instructions: Fresh stool is the optimal specimen for examination. Order Ova and Parasite Screen (OPSCR) with all OPEXM orders. WARNING: Any stool collected by or from the patient may harbor pathogens which are immediately infective.

OC Power Word: LOANDPEXAM

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8412

TAT: 2-4 days

CPT Code: 87177

Synonyms: Stool for Ova and Parasite

Special Parasitology

Specimen Collection Procedures
Stool Specimen Collection

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