Ova and Parasite Exam, Fecal (Immunocompromised or Travel History) OAPEXM

Method(s) Qualitative Concentration/Trichrome Stain/Microscopy
Specimen Required
Collect

Stool. Recommended collection: 3 separate stool specimens within a 5-7 day period (an individual order must be submitted for each specimen).

Transport

Transfer 5-10 g of stool at room temperature within one hour of collection (Min: 5 g). Also acceptable: Transfer 5 g stool within one hour of collection into alcohol-based preservative.

Remarks

Indicate suspected parasites.

Patient Preparation: Specimens analyzed to determine the efficacy of treatment should be collected three to four weeks after completion of therapy. Antibiotics may affect results of exam.

Stability

Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5011828
CPTCode 87177; 87209
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
No Appointment Necessary
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