Test Details

Mnemonic

PARID

Ordering Code

3427500

CPT-4 Code(s)

87169

Specimen Information

Collect

Suspect nematode, cestode, trematode or other parasite

Specimen Preparation

Submit tapeworm in saline and other parasites in 70% alcohol as soon as possible in a screw capped plastic container that is leak proof. Specify specimen source.

Alternate Specimen

Send parasite in 10% formalin

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Stool sample, frozen sample, pinworm paddle, arthropods

Stability

Room temperature: Dependent on organism integrity
Refrigerated: Dependant on organism integrity
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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