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Test Code 36 Parasite Exam

Specimen Containers and Fixatives

Clean screw capped container or SAF collection kits

Specimen Required

All locations: portion of stool specimen or other appropriate specimen type at room temperature.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Microbiology

Daily, 24 hours

Reference Values

Presence or absence of parasites reported. If present, parasite(s) will be identified. One negative result does not rule out the possibility of parasitic infection.

Method Name

Gross appearance, concentration, trichrome stain and other specialized tests when indicated.

CPT Code Information

87177

LOINC Code Information

10701-1