PARASITE IDENTIFICATION, NORM

Specimen Required
Submit tapeworm in saline and other parasites in 70% alcohol in an IATA-approved screw-capped plastic container. Specify specimen source. Do not send stool. Transport at refrigerated temperature.

Alternate Specimen
Send parasite in 10% formalin

Rejection Criteria
Stool sample, frozen sample

Methodology
Macroscopic and Microscopic Exam

Stability
Room Temperature: 60 days; Refrigerated: 60 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodePARID
CPT-4 Code (s)
87169
LOINC Codes
10672-4

Warde
Medical
Laboratory