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Parasites, Rectal or Bladder Biopsy

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code P412
Test group Parasites
Performed by Microbiology
In House Availability Monday-Friday, day shift
Method Microscopy
Collection Instructions Sterile tissue fragments kept moist by contact with saline-wetted gauze (do NOT soak tissue); deliver immediately to Microbiology lab during hours test is offered
Container type
Sample type Unfixed tissue biopsy
UCSF Rejection Criteria Improperly submitted samples
Normal range
Stability Refrigerated 24 hours
Turn around times 1-3 days
Additional information Wet mount for diagnosis of schistosomiasis and for determining the viability of eggs and need for therapy. For a question of amebiasis the biopsy should be submitted to Surgical Pathology
LOINC code 33017-5
Last Updated 10/24/2013 10:48:18 AM
Entry Number 715

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