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Ascaris lumbricoides eggs

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code P401
Test group Ascaris
Performed by Microbiology
In House Availability Test performed Monday-Friday, 0800-1500 only.
Container type O&P vials
Sample type 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.
Processing notes Refrigerated unpreserved samples: 24 hours
SAF preserved samples at room temperature: indefinite
Normal range
Synonyms O&P
Turn around times 1-3 days
Additional information Because of the large number of eggs produced, stool examination is generally the diagnostic method of choice. See Parasites-Sputum, Parasites-Stool, and Parasites-Worm Identification.
LOINC code 10704-5
Last Updated 10/2/2010 11:51:21 AM
Entry Number 74

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