OVA AND PARASITE EXAM
- OVA AND PARASITE EXAM
- Start Date
- Expiration Date
- CPT Codes
- 87177; 87209
- Reference Test
Stool in a Yellow cap SAF collection container (contains sodium acetate, acetic acid and formalin)
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
- Fasting Required?
- Patient Instructions
- Reference Range
Negative: No ova and parasites observed
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.