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Ascaris lumbricoides worm

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code P404
Performed by Microbiology
In House Availability Test performed Monday-Friday, 0800-1500 only.
Container type Clean container with gauze moistened with water
Sample type Worm
Processing notes Refrigerated: 24 hours
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.
CPT coding 87169
LOINC code 673-4
Last Updated 6/22/2016 12:25:23
Entry Number 76
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