Jun 28, 2017




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Isospora (HCISPORA) Microbiology Lab Test

Name: Isospora

Test Name: Isospora

Health Link Test Code: HCISPORA


CPT Code(s): 87207

Methodology: Modified Acid Fast Stain

Clinical Information:

Detects the presence of Isospora belli.

Days Performed: Mon-Fri, dayshift.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 - 4 days.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: Not available stat.

Specimen: Stool, duodenal biopsy or fluid, bile, sputum, bronchial wash, or pulmonary biopsy

Collection Container: See collection instructions.

Collection Instructions:

See instructions included in Para-Pak® Ova & Parasite (O&P) kit (pink and gray caps) for the collection of stool. Do not contaminate stool with urine during collection. For non-stool specimens, collect specimen in sterile screw cap container.

Stability Ambient:

Unpreserved: 1 hour

Para-Pak®: Unlimited

Stability Refridgerated:

Not acceptable

Stability Frozen:

Not acceptable

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to the laboratory.

Unacceptable Criteria:

Specimens on patients hospitalized more than 3 days are not acceptable unless the patient is immunocompromised. See "Additional Information" below.



Interpretation Type: Expected Results

Additional Information:

Because these agents do not cause hospital acquired infections, specimens on patients who have been hospitalized greater than 3 days will require approval of the Director of Microbiology or Pathology Resident.