Parasitology Stain by Modified Acid-Fast - LG5096


Sunquest Code:ARMISC  
Epic Code:LAB4909Epic Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Methodology:Concentration/Stain
CPT Code:87015, 87207
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-2 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Stool, preserved
Collection Instructions:Preserve 2 g; 1 g minimum stool in 10 percent formalin within 1 hour of collection.
Due to the various shedding cycles of many parasites, three separate stool specimens collected over a 5-7 day period are recommended.
Causes for Rejection:Specimen other than stool or unpreserved stool.


Processing and Shipping

Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:60046


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report.
Use:The parasitology stain is modified acid fast stain that detects Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora and Cystoisospora.


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