Test Details

Mnemonic

CYIEL

Ordering Code

3400672

CPT-4 Code(s)

87207, 87015

Specimen Information

Patient Preparation

Stool must not contain barium from diagnostic procedures.

Collect

Stool in Total-Fix®

Specimen Preparation

Place 10.0 g in a Total-Fix® vial within 30 minutes of collection. Fill to the line on the transport vial.

Alternate Specimen

Stool: 10% formalin

Minimum Volume

5.0 g or 5.0 mL

Transport Temperature

Room temperature

Rejection Criteria

Frozen sample, unpreserved stool, stool not preserved in 10% formalin or Total-Fix® vial.

Stability

Room temperature: 6 months
Refrigerated: Not recommended
Frozen: Unacceptable

Methodology

Microscopic exam of Modified Acid-Fast Stain
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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