Ova and Parasites
CATEGORY: MIC      MNEMONIC: OP
LAB: WMC
DEPT: MICRO
DAYS SET: Daily
TAT: 2 days
CPT: 87177 87209

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SYNONYMS:
     Parasites

PREFERRED SPECIMEN:
     2 ml Stool or
     Duodenal aspirate

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
     Obtain green-cap transport tube from microbiology. Mix stool specimen in transport tube within 1 hour of collection. Maximum of 3 specimens accepted, one specimen per day.

REFERENCE RANGE:
     Negative