Ova and Parasite Exam, Fecal (Immunocompromised or Travel History) OAPEXM
|Method(s)||Qualitative Concentration/Trichrome Stain/Microscopy|
Stool. Recommended collection: 3 separate stool specimens within a 5-7 day period (an individual order must be submitted for each specimen).
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.
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.
Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|