83595:PARASITE IDENTIFICATION Author PeaceHealth Laboratories Modified by 07.04.2023 Print View Attached Docs: 83595:PARASITE IDENTIFICATION Alias Names: Worm / Nematide / Cestode / Tapeworm Methodology: Macroscopic and Microscopic Exam Edit Date: 12/2/2008 Performed: Varies CPT Code: 87169-90 Specimen Collection Details Collection: Suspected parasitic worm in a screw cap container. Submit proglittids in saline and other parasites in 70% alcohol. Specify specimen source on test requisition and specimen container. Do not send stool. Stability: Ambient acceptable; refrigerated preferred; frozen unacceptable. Transport: Refrigerated. Comments: Parasite identification serves as an aid in identifying suspected parasitic worms (nematide or cestode) from stool. Rejection Criteria: Frozen specimen; stool.