Test Details

Mnemonic

PARID

Ordering Code

3427500

CPT-4 Code(s)

87169

Specimen Information

Collect

Suspect parasite

Specimen Preparation

Submit tapeworm in saline and other parasites in 70% alcohol in an IATA-approved screw capped plastic container. Specify specimen source.

Alternate Specimen

Send parasite in 10% formalin

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Stool sample, frozen sample

Stability

Room temperature: 60 days
Refrigerated: 60 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

Methodology

Macroscopic and Microscopic Exam
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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