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Test Name: Parasite Exam, Urine or Other

Test Code(s): PAREUR/ GM866S, PAREOT/ HCPAREOT

CPT Code(s): 87177, 87209

Methodology: Microscopy

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

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


Specimen Requirements

Collection Instructions: Urine for Schistosoma haematobium should be collected between noon and 3 pm for peak excretion or during a 24 hour collection with no preservatives.

Other specimens should be collected in a sterile screw cap container.

Collection Container: Preferred: Sterile screw cap container
Also Acceptable: 24 hour urine container

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

Stability: Ambient: Single voided urine 24 hours, 24-hour collection is stable for 48 hours.
Refrigerated: Not acceptable
Frozen: Not acceptable


Interpretation

Expected Results:

Negative

Critical Calls: View

Additional Information:

Examination for Cryptospordium, Cyclospora, Isospora, Microsporidia and pinworm must be ordered separately.

 

 

Parasites
Worm
Schistosoma
Schistosomes
Schistosomiasis
ova and parasite

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