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Parasite identification

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code P404
Test group Parasites
Performed by Microbiology
In House Availability Monday-Friday, day shift
Container type Fresh specimen preferred on moistened gauze in clean container. Samples submitted in 70% ethanol or 10% formalin acceptable.
Sample type Worm, or proglottid
Normal range
Synonyms Scolex
Stability Refrigerated 24 hours
Turn around times 1-3 days
Additional information For genus, species and stage of worm.

Scolex idetification is not offered as effective therapy destroys the scolex.
CPT coding 87169
LOINC code 673-4
Last Updated 6/22/2016 12:24:27
Entry Number 723
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