Topics
A to Z
Data &
 Statistics
Forms &
Publications
News &
Advisories
Licensing &
Certification
Rules &
Regulations
Public Health
Directory
Print this Article   Bookmark and Share

Parasitology - Adult Parasite Identification

Updated

1/18/2011

Other Names Tapeworm; Taenia; Diphylobothrium; Ascaris; Worm ID; Roundworm
How to Order
Check the appropriate box, under PARASITOLOGY, on the General Microbiology Request Form.
Availability
All clients
Methodology
Standard reference procedures for parasite identification.
Performed
Monday through Friday
Time to Reporting
2 to 5 days
CPT Code
87169


Specimen Collection Details

Collection
Submit in Formalin preservative.
Optimal Volume
N/A
Minimum Volume
N/A
Handling
Formalin vial contains 6% formaldehyde solution:
Handle with caution.  Poison control contact info on vial.
Transport
Room temperature
Rejection Criteria
Unlabeled specimens, specimens not submitted in appropriate fixative, or specimens submitted with incomplete requisition forms will not be processed.
Comments
For additional information or assistance, please contact the laboratory at 503.693.4100.