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Parasite Complete Exam Stool

Order Name C PARASPEC
Test Number: 6060250
Revision Date 05/25/2022
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Parasite Complete Exam Stool
Microscopy  
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 3gm (1gm) Stool, Random Formalin and PVA container Room Temperature
Instructions Not for patients hospitalized more than 5 days.
It is preferable to add enough of stool (to Indicator Line) into each of the PVA and Formalin (PARA-PAK) containers within 1 hour of collection.
Patients must not have had barium for 10 days prior to collection for this test.
Stability of specimen in PARA-PAK containers for PARASPEC testing is 30 days.

Note: For the most common parasites, the Parasite Screen (6060300) is recommended. It tests for Giardia and Cryptosporidium antigens, and it is performed daily.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Testing Schedule Mon - Thur 
Expected TAT 3-7 Days  
Notes It is recommnded to submit separate specimens that are collected over 3 consecutive days for best results.
CPT Code(s) 87177, 87209
Lab Section Microbiology