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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.