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Test Name: Parasite Identification

Test Code(s): WORM / HCWORM

CPT Code(s): 87169

Methodology: Microscopy, other

Clinical Significance: Macroscopic identification of adult parasitic worms.

Days Performed: Mon-Fri, dayshift - day varies.

Turnaround Time: Stat: Not available stat.
Routine: Up to 5 days.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Container: Preferred: Para-PakŪ Ova & Parasite (O & P) kit (pink and gray caps)
Also Acceptable: Sterile container

Specimen Transport: Transport specimen to UWHC Microbiology (B4/231).

Stability: Ambient: Unpreserved: 1 hour; Preserved: unlimited
Refrigerated: Not acceptable
Frozen: Not acceptable


Expected Results:


Ova Worm larva larvae adult worm

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