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Schistosoma species

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code
Stool P401
Urine P412
Tissue P404
Test group Schistosoma
Performed by Microbiology
In House Availability Monday-Friday, day shift
Method Microscopy
Collection Instructions Schistosoma haematobium, collect all urine voided between 10 am - 2 pm (peak egg excretion).

For Schistosoma species other than S. haematobium, collect 3 stool samples 48 hours apart.

Rectal or urinary bladder mucosal biopsy is suitable for detection of all species. Place tissue in saline-wetted gauze (do NOT soak tissue) and submit in a urine cup or tube.

Deliver urine, unpreserved stool, and tissue to laboratory within one hour of collection.

SAF tubes and instructions available from the 1st floor ACC draw station, 2330 Post St draw station, 5th floor lab at Parnassus and 2nd floor lab at MtZ.
Container type
Stool Urine cup, SAF fixative vial for outpatients
Urine 24-hour urine container
Tissue Urine cup or sterile tube


SAF tubes and instructions available from the 1st floor ACC draw station, 2330 Post St draw station, 5th floor lab at Parnassus and 2nd floor lab at MtZ.
Sample type Stool, Unfixed tissue, Random urine
UCSF Rejection Criteria Improperly collected/submitted sample. Unpreserved stool > 1 hour old
Normal range Negative
Synonyms Schistosomiasis; Schistosoma mansoni; Schistosoma haematobium; Schistosoma japonicum; Schistosoma mekongi
Stability
Unpreserved stool 1 hour
Stool in SAF indefinite
Refrigerated urine and tissue 2 days
Turn around times 1-3 days
Additional information If direct examination of urine is negative, a concentrate will be made for examination at an additional charge.
CPT coding
Stool 87177, 88313, 87206
Tissue 87169
Urine 87210
LOINC code 10704-5
Last Updated 10/24/2013 10:48:26 AM
Entry Number 844
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