Microsporidia, Feces


Sunquest Code:MSPOR  
Epic Code:LAB5871Epic Name:Microsporidia Stool
Methodology:Stained smear
CPT Code:87207
Test Includes:Chromotrope-based stain for detecting microsporidia in feces.
Turnaround Time:Testing is performed Tuesday and Friday; results are reported within 3-4 days.
Special Instructions:Clinically significant only for patients who are considered at risk with infection by microsporidia; such as immunocompromised patients with chronic diarrhea. For other specimen types, contact the medical director.
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IDDL Stool Collection Container Guidelines



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Feces, liquid or semi-formed stool in Ecofix or 10% Formalin
Optimal Volume:5 gm
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 gm
Container:Ecofix Parapak (Formalin Stool)


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store preserved specimen at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship preserved specimens at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Lab-Microbiology  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Negative.
Use:Microsporidia are obligate intracellular protozoan parasites increasingly recognized as opportunistic pathogens in patients with AIDS and patients with intestinal disorders. Applicable to duodenal aspirates also.


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