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OVA & PARASITE EXAM, FECAL

Test Number:
  • 2002272
Test Alias:
  • O&P WITH STAIN
Preferred Specimen:
  • FRESH STOOL PRESERVED
Container Type:
  • O&P KIO&P KIT
Alternative Specimen:
  • Stool in Sodium Acetate-Acetic Acid Formalin (SAF) transport
Volume:
  • 10 grams or 10 mL
Collection Instructions:
  • PREFERRED SPECIMEN: 10 grams or 10 mL Fresh stool preserved in 10% formalin and Polyvinyl Alcohol Transport or Total-Fix transport vial. COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS: Place fresh stool in 10% formalin transport vial, as well as PVA transport medium or single Total-Fix vial within 30 minutes of collection. Add stool to bring the liquid level to the fill to here line on the vial. Mix well. Send specimen(s) at room temperature in the same shipping container. If parasite infestation is strongly suspected, collect at least 3 stool specimens every other day, since a single specimen can be negative.
Transport Temperature:
  • Room temperature
Specimen Stability:
  • Room temperature: 6 months or Exp. date on vial
  • whichever comes first. Refrigerated: Unacceptable
  • Frozen: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Microscopic Examination of Concentrate • Permanent Stained Smear
CPT Code:
  • 87177
  • 87209
Reject Criteria:
Reference Range:
  • No ova and parasites seen
Report Available:
  • 4 days

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