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Parasitology - Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora Screen

Updated

8/15/2013

Other Names Cryptosporidium; Cyclospora; Cyclosporum; Coccidia; Isospora; Sarcocystis
How to Order
Check the appropriate box, under PARASITOLOGY, on the General Microbiology Request Form.
Availability
County and State Agencies
Methodology
Formalin Ethyl Acetate Concentration Stained with Modified Acid Fast Stains.
Performed
Daily on regular business days
Time to Reporting
2 to 5 days
CPT Code
87207


Specimen Collection Details

Collection
Collection kits available on request.  Collect fresh stool.  Place stool in Formalin vial to fill line and mix well.  Store and transport at room temperature.  Collect up to three samples on alternate days as needed. Detailed instructions at:
public.health.oregon.gov/LaboratoryServices/Documents/parasit.pdf
Optimal Volume
Fill vial to fill lines
Minimum Volume
2 to 5 grams depending on stool consistency
Handling
Formalin vial contains 6% formaldehyde solution:
Handle with caution.  Poison control contact info on vial.
Transport
Formalin vial contains 6% formaldehyde solution:
Handle with caution.  Poison control contact info on vial.
Rejection Criteria
Leaking containers, unlabeled specimens, specimens not submitted in appropriate fixative, or specimens submitted with incomplete requisition forms will not be processed.
Comments
For addition information or assistance, please contact the laboratory at 503.693.4100.