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Test ID MICR0035 PARASITE IDENTIFICATION WORM

AKA

Parasite ID,

Worm Identification

Specimen Type/Requirements

Specimen: Submit adult worm preserved in formalin. In addition for optimal recovery, stool may also be submitted. 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.

Performed Test Frequency

Monday through Friday.

Methodology

Microscopy

Performing Lab

Sanford Fargo

CPT

87169

Minimum Volume

2 tsp formed stool
2 mL liquid stool

Transport Temperature

Place Ova and Parasite vials in a plastic bag. Transport at room temperature. DO NOT SEND ON ICE OR FROZEN. In cold weather, send specimen in insulated container. Do not mail on Saturday.

Place worm in 10% formalin.