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Parasites, Duodenal and Colonic / Stool Aspirates

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code P401
Test group Parasites
Performed by Microbiology
In House Availability Monday-Friday, day shift
Method Microscopy (with pH to verify location for duodenal aspirates)
Collection Instructions Deliver specimen to laboratory within 30 minutes of collection.
Container type Leuken Trap
Amount to Collect 15 mL aspirate
Sample type Duodenal or Colonic / Stool Aspirates
Preferred volume 15 mL aspirate
Min. Volume 5 mL aspirate
Processing notes Maintain sample at room temperature
Normal range Negative
Synonyms Giardia lamblia; String test; Proctoscopic aspirate
Stability Unpreserved 1 hour (but not rejected if > 1 hour)
Turn around times 1-3 days
Additional information These specimens are NOT suitable for Giardia antigen test.

See entry for Giardia lamblia antigen and Strongyloides stercoralis.

The 'String test' is no longer offered
CPT coding 87177, 88313, 87206
LOINC code 10704-5
Last Updated 3/24/2013 7:27:38 PM
Entry Number 711

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