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Paragonimus westermani

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code P412 (for respiratory specimens) or P401 (for stool)
Performed by Microbiology
In House Availability Monday-Friday, day shift
Method Microscopy
Collection Instructions See instructions under Parasites-Sputum or Parasites-Stool
Container type Clean container
Sample type Sputum, BAL, stool
UCSF Rejection Criteria Unpreserved stool received > 1 hour after collection. Stool in a preservative other than SAF. More than one sample received within 24 hours.
Normal range
Stability Refrigerated unpreserved samples: 24 hours
Room temperature samples in SAF: indefinite
Turn around times 1-3 days
Additional information If direct smears are negative a concentrate will be prepared and examined at an additional charge (B225P)
Last Updated 3/19/2009 7:54:22 AM
Entry Number 706
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