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Ova and Parasite, Concentrate and Permanent Smear, Microscopy, Feces

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Test Description
Ova and Parasite, Concentrate and Permanent Smear, Microscopy, Feces
Synonym(s)
Ova and Parasite, Microscopy
Test ID
OAP
General Information
Useful for:
Detection and identification of parasitic protozoa and the eggs and larvae of parasitic helminths
Specimen Type
Stool
Specimen Requirements
ECOFIX vial for parasitic exam
Additional Processing Details
Stool placed in 10% buffered formalin can be accepted if accompanied by a PVA-preserved
specimen; 10% buffered formalin-preserved specimens submitted without an accompanying PVA-preserved
specimen will be canceled.
Stability
Ambient (preferred) 21 days
Refrigerated 21 days
Unacceptable Specimen Conditions
All specimens will be evaluated by Mayo Clinic Laboratories for test suitability.
Methodology
Microscopic
Estimated TAT
2-4 days
Testing Schedule
Monday-Saturday
CPT Code(s)
87177
87209
Minimum Sample Volume
5 mL
Reference Range
Negative
Performing Lab
Mayo
LOINC Code(s)
10704-5