Parasite, Direct Examination

Sunquest Code:PDIR  
Epic Code:LAB3888Epic Name:Parasite Direct Exam
Synonyms:Giardia Aspirate; Schistosoma in Urine; Strongyloides in Sputum; Skin Snips for Microfilaria; Cyst Fluid for Echinococcus
Methodology:Direct microscopic examination
Test Includes:Direct microscopic examination for parasites from non-stool sites, such as urine, sputum, bile, duodenal aspirate.
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; 0730-1530. Results are reported within 1-2 days.
Special Instructions:Indicate clinical and travel history on request form. Specify parasite suspected.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Urine, sputum, bile, duodenal aspirate, skin snips for microfilaria, cyst fluid
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature. Must arrive within 24 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory  (UMMC-East Bank)


Reference Range:No parasites seen.
Use:Establish the diagnosis of a parasite infection.

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