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Ascaris lumbricoides larvae

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code P412
Test group Ascaris
Performed by Microbiology
In House Availability Test performed Monday-Friday, 0800-1500 only.
Container type Clean container
Sample type Sputum
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. If direct smears are negative a concentrate will automatically be performed and charged for (B225P) See Parasites-Sputum, Parasites-Stool, and Parasites-Worm Identification.
CPT coding 87210
LOINC code 33017-5
Last Updated 6/22/2016 12:22:06
Entry Number 75
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