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Test ID MICR0011 OVA AND PARASITE EXAM

AKA

O & P, Stool for Parasites

Specimen Type/Requirements

Specimen: Stool. Collect random stool in a clean, dry container. Using the Para-Pak Ova and Parasite transport system transfer a portion of the stool to the 10% formalin vial and another portion to the PVA vial. Do not fill beyond fill line on the vials.

It is recommended that no more than 2 or 3 samples/patient be submitted for routine parasitology testing. In addition, samples should not be submitted for routine parasitology testing from patients that have been in the hospital for more than 3 days.

Transport Temperature

Transport at room temperature. DO NOT SEND ON ICE OR FROZEN. In cold weather, send specimen in insulated container.

Performed Test Frequency

Monday through Friday.

Methodology

Microscopy (concentrate wet mount and permanent Trichrome stain), and Immunochromatographic Immunoassay.

CPT

87177; 87209; 87328; 87329

Performing Lab

Sanford Fargo