|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.