CYCLOSPORA AND ISOSPORA EXAMINATION

Specimen Required
Place 10.0 g stool (5.0 g minimum) in a Total-Fix® vial within 30 minutes of collection. Send room temperature.

Alternate Specimen
Stool: 10% formalin

Rejection Criteria
Frozen specimens, unpreserved stool, stool in media other than Total-Fix® or formalin

Methodology
Microscopic exam of Modified Acid-Fast Stain

Stability
Room temperature: 6 months; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time5-6 days
Test CodeCYCIS
CPT-4 Code (s)
87207, 87015
LOINC Codes
Cycospora exam:   10659-1  
Isospora Exam:   44330-9  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory