Ova & Parasites Screen

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation: OPSCR MIC2

Specimen Type: Fresh Stool or Preserved Stool (Para-Pak formalin)

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.

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Daily Mon - Fri (0800-1600)

Methodology: Antigen Detection by Enzyme Immunoassay

Special Instructions: Test only screens for the presence of Giardia and Cryptosporidium antigen in stool. All stool specimens are preserved in 10% formalin and saved for 2 weeks. If the physician suspects parasitic infection other than Giardia or Cryptosporidium, call Microbiology (38412) and request Ova and Parasite Special Exam (Epic ID LAB955). (Sendout)

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8412

TAT: 24-72 hours

Additional Info: -

CPT Code: 87328 X2

Synonyms: Giardia/Cryptosporidium Screen

Specimen Collection Procedures
Stool Specimen Collection

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