PARASITE IDENTIFICATION

Code
400.0450
Name
PARASITE IDENTIFICATION
Category
None
Department
Microbiology
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
Worm identification
CPT Codes
87169
Site
Main Lab
Reference Test
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Sterile Cup

Volume

Entire specimen

Transport Info

24 hrs room temp

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

No parasite identified

Methodology

Gross and microscopic examination

Clinical Significance

Macroscopic and/or microscopic examination used to diagnose parasitic infestation; identify worms recovered from patient; eliminate possibility of parasite presence.

Infections with parasitic worms can range from few symptoms to serious dysentery, malnutrition, and anemia.

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