|Mnemonic: ||[BF O/P]|
|Name: ||Ova & Parasite Exam, Body Fluid or Urine|
|Specimen: ||5 mL body fluid Note source of the specimen on the sample label.|
Source of the sample is mandatory.
Urine: If T. vaginalis is suspected, collect first void, particularly after prostatic massage in male patients. Specimen should be held at room temperature
|Minimum Spec: ||1 mL|
|Transport Temp: ||Refrigerated|
|Spec Stability: ||Stable 3 days refrigerated.|
|Ref Lab/Code: ||ARUP 2002277|
| Method: ||Concentration Technique/Microscopic Evaluation|
|Note: ||This test would be ordered when a sample submitted is not stool or an ectoparasite (louse, tick, flea, etc).|
Filariasis, detection may occur in urine from patients with chyluria and patients treated with deithylcarbamazine.
|Processing Info: ||The prompt SR BF SRC must be resulted and verified.|
Ambient and frozen samples received at the reference lab are unacceptable.