OVA AND PARASITE EXAM

Code
700.0710
Name
OVA AND PARASITE EXAM
Category
None
Department
Microbiology
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
O&P
CPT Codes
87177; 87209
Site
SBMF
Reference Test
27013
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Stool in a Yellow cap SAF collection container (contains sodium acetate, acetic acid and formalin)

Volume

Add amount of feces to container sufficient to cause solution level to rise even with container "fill line"
Do not over-fill – solution level must be at indicated "fill line"

Transport Info

Room temperature

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

Negative: No ova and parasites observed

Methodology

Microscopic Examination

Clinical Significance

Microscopic examination of feces for parasites used for the detection of helminth eggs and larvae and protozoan cysts to establish the diagnosis of parasitic infestation.

Parasitic infections range from mild and self-limiting to severe.

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