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. 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:
Stool for Ova and Parasite