Parasitology Stain by Modified Acid-Fast

Abbrev Code:ARMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Methodology:Concentration/Stain; Microscopy
CPT Codes: 87177 x1, 87207 x1
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.
Stability:9 months at room temperature or refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:60046


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

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