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Microsporidia

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code P414
Performed by Microbiology
In House Availability Monday-Friday, day shift
Method Modified trichrome stain
Collection Instructions SAF tubes and instructions available from the 1st floor ACC draw station, 2330 Post St draw station, 5th floor lab at Parnassus and 2nd floor lab at MtZ.
Container type
Inpatients Clean container
ED/Outpatients SAF preservative for stool, clean container for other sample types


SAF tubes and instructions available from the 1st floor ACC draw station, 2330 Post St draw station, 5th floor lab at Parnassus and 2nd floor lab at MtZ.
Amount to Collect See preferred volume
Sample type Body Fluid, Duodenal aspirate, Sputum, Stool, Urine
Preferred volume 10 mL
Note for SAF, fill container to red line on label
Min. Volume 5 mL
Note for SAF, fill container to red line on label
UCSF Rejection Criteria Unpreserved stool received > 1 hour after collection. Stool in a preservative other than SAF. Stool not mixed well in SAF, or if preservative has been poured out. SAF container filled past the red line on the container label. More than one sample per week.
Processing notes Transfer unpreserved stool to SAF preservative upon receipt in lab.
Normal range Negative
Stability Unpreserved samples: 24 hours at room temperature, SAF preserved stool: 2 weeks at room temperature
Turn around times 1-3 days
Additional information This test should only be ordered if tests for other bacterial and parasitic pathogens are negative.

Infection is most common in immmunosuppressed (usually HIV-positive) patients with chronic, non-bloody diarrhea, weight loss and epigastric pain. If a fresh specimen cannot be submitted, a sample preserved in SAF is acceptable; PVA-preserved samples are not suitable.
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CPT coding 87207
LOINC code 32819-5
Last Updated 8/27/2012 12:36:02 PM
Entry Number 663

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667

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