Item Value
Test name Onchocerca volvulus
Available Stat? No
Turn around times 1-3 days
In House Availability Monday-Friday, day shift
Performed by Microbiology
Normal range
Container type Clean container, urine cup, Lavender top
Amount to Collect See preferred volume
Collection Instructions Contact Microbiology x3-1268 to obtain special multi-well container for collecting and transporting samples. The specimens should be taken from an affected area or from scapular, gluteal and calf areas in the African form of disease, from the scapular, deltoid and gluteal areas in the Central American form of the disease.

Submit Friday samples before 1230 hours.
Sample type Skin, Random urine, EDTA whole blood

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667