Microsporidia Stain, Feces


Abbrev Code:MICROST   
Order Code:LAB3132Order Name:Microsporidia Stain, Feces
Methodology:Qualitative stain
CPT Codes: 87207 x1, 87207 x1, 87015 x1, 87015 x1
Test Includes:Chromotrope-based stain for detecting microsporidia in feces.
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Monday-Friday; testing is performed 7 days/week; results are reported within 2-3 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Stool
Optimal Volume:2 g
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 g
Container:Formalin Stool
Collection Instructions:Recommended collection: 3 separate stool specimens within a 5-7-day period (an individual order must be submitted for each specimen). 

Within one hour of collection, stool must be preserved in 10% formalin.
Causes for Rejection:Unpreserved stool or specimens in any other preservative than listed below; frozen specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store preserved specimen at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship preserved specimens at room temperature.
Stability:9 months at room temperature or refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:0060050


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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