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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.

Specimen Volume

Preferred Volume Entire worm specimen in 10% formalin
Minimum Volume 2 tsp formed stool
2 mL liquid stool

Stability/Transport

Room Temperature   Preferred for Transport
Refrigerated N/A  
Frozen N/A  

 

Performed Test Frequency

Monday-Friday

Analytic Time

1-3 days

Methodology

Microscopy

Performing Lab

Sanford Laboratories Fargo-Microbiology

CPT

87169