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Parasitology Exam by Modified Acid-Fast Stain, Stool

Mnemonic:    [Para Stain]
Name:    Parasitology Exam by Modified Acid-Fast Stain, Stool
Specimen:    2 Grams stool sample in ParaSep-SF device. Preserve stool in ParaSep-SF AlcorFix preservative within one hour of collection or deliver unpreserved sample to the laboratory within 30 minutes. Refer to detailed collection instructions for Ova and Parasites.

If ordered in addition to an O&P, one sample collection vial may be shared for both tests.

Preserving in 10% formalin is also acceptable.
Minimum Spec:    5 Grams
Transport Temp:    Store and transport sample at Room Temperature.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0060046
  Method:    Concentration/Modified Acid-Fast Stain
Note:    Used to detect the presence of Cryptosporidum, Cyclospora and Cystoisospora.
Processing Info:    Samples must be preserved within 2 hours of collection.

The source must be entered and verified by a tech. The information is not transmitted to ARUP so the source must be written on the transport container.

Stool Sample Collection, Ova & Parasites