OVA AND PARASITES, CONCENTRATE AND PERMANENT SMEAR

Specimen Required
Place 10.0 g stool (5.0 g minimum) in a SAF fixative vial within 2 hours of collection. Send room temperature.

Alternate Specimen
Urines: Collect 25.0 mL in an IATA-approved sterile screw-capped plastic container without preservatives. Ship refrigerated.
Sputum: Submit 10.0 mL sputum in 10% formalin or in a sterile screw-capped plastic container.
Stool: Formalin, PVA, or Total-FIX®

Rejection Criteria
Leaking container, culturettes, swabs, unpreserved stool, frozen sample, preserved urine.

Methodology
Light Microscopy

Stability
Urine: Room Temperature: Unacceptable, Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable
All other samples: Room Temperature: 6 months; Refrigerated: Not recommended; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeOPRSP
CPT-4 Code (s)
87177, 87209
LOINC Codes
Concentrate result   10701-1  
Trichrome result   43227-8  
Specimen source   31208-2  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory