Cryptosporidium in Stool Stain

Abbrev Code:CRYPSTN   
Order Code:LAB3412Order Name:Cryptosporidium in Stool Stain
Synonyms:Cyclospora; Cystoisopora; CRYSP
Methodology:Kinyoun's modified acid fast stain of concentrated sediment
CPT Codes: 87206 x1
Test Includes:Examination for Cryptosporidium oocysts, Cyclospora, and Cystoisopora.
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri, 0730-1530; results are reported within 1-2 days.
Special Instructions:Provide clinical diagnosis and organism suspected on request form.
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IDDL Stool Collection Container Guidelines

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Liquid or semi-formed stools in Ecofix or 10% Formalin
Optimal Volume:10 mL or 1 gram semi-formed stool liquid
Container:Ecofix Parapak
Alternate Containers: Formalin Stool
Causes for Rejection:Formed stools.

Processing and Shipping

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


Reference Range:Negative
Use:Establish the diagnosis of cryptosporidiosis in patients who are considered at risk for infection by Cryptosporidium (e.g. immunocompromised, exposed to infected animals, attend day care center or exhibit gastrointestinal disorder). Also serves to diagnose Cyclospora and Cystoisopora infection.

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