MICROSPORIDIA EXAM

Specimen Required
Place 5.0 g stool (2.0 g minimum) in a Total-Fix® vial. Send room temperature.

Alternate Specimen
Stool: 10% formalin Duodenal aspirate: 10% formalin or Total Fix®
CSF, BAL-Nasal secreations: Slide or methanol or 10% formalin
Conjunctival/Corneal scrapings: Slide or methanol or 10% formalin

Rejection Criteria
Unpreserved stool, stool in Cary-Blair or PSA, frozen specimens

Methodology
Microscopy

Stability
Preserved:
Room temperature: 30 days; Refrigerated: 30 days; Frozen: Unacceptable
Raw specimens: Room temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeMSPOR
CPT-4 Code (s)
87207
LOINC Codes
Microsporidia Spores:   10857-1  
Specimen Source:   31208-2  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory