Parasite ID, Macroscopic

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation: PARID MIC2

Specimen Type: Gastric aspirate, tick, Worm for ID

Tube Type: Specimen container

Collection Volume: 5.0(minimum 1.0)

Cause for rejection: QNS

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Daily

Methodology: Parasite examination, Macroscopic

Special Instructions: Send gastric/duodenal aspirate to laboratory ASAP. Tick or worm ID may require consultation with Medical Director. For ID to the genus and species level, ticks are sent to the Ohio Department of Health Vector-Borne Disease Unit.


Lab/Phone: 330-543-8412

TAT: 48-72 hours

CPT Code: 87169

Synonyms: Tick ID,Duodenal aspirate for Giardi, Worm ID

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