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Special Parasitology

Infectious Disease Laboratories : Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation :
OPSPC MIC2
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.
Storage:
Refrigerated
Availability:
Daily
Methodology:
Microscopic examination
Special Instructions:
Soft, loose, or liquid stools must reach the laboratory in 1-2 hours to be placed in preservative. Stool preservation kits are not available from the laboratory. WARNING: Any stool collected by or from the patient may harbor pathogens which are immediately infective.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8412
TAT:
48 hours
Additional Info:
Preliminary report available after 24 hours
CPT Code:
87177
Synonyms:
Stool for Ova and Parasite