Test Details

Mnemonic

MIXAM

Ordering Code

3700096

CPT-4 Code(s)

87207

Specimen Information

Collect

Stool

Specimen Preparation

Place 5.0 g stool in a Total-Fix® vial.

Alternate Specimen

Stool: 10% formalin
Duodenal aspirate: 0% formalin or Total Fix®
CSF, BAL-Nasal secretions: Slide or methanol or 10% formalin
Conjunctival/Corneal scrapings: Slide or methanol or 10% formalin

Minimum Volume

2 grams (2.0 mL)

Transport Temperature

Room temperature

Rejection Criteria

Unpreserved stool, stool in Cary-Blair or PVA, frozen specimens

Stability

Preserved:
Room temperature: 30 days
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

Raw specimens:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

Methodology

Microscopy
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

Quest Valencia
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