Name: Parasite Exam, Urine or Other
Test Name: Parasite Exam, Urine or Other
Health Link Test Code: GM866S, HCPAREOT
LIS Test Code: PAREUR, PAREOT
CPT Code(s): 87177, 87209
Days Performed: Mon-Fri, dayshift - day varies.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 - 5 days.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: Not available stat.
Specimen: See collection instructions.
Collection Container: Sterile screw cap container
Also Acceptable: 24 hour urine container
Specimens: urine, bile, bowel biopsy, duodenal fluid or biopsy, liver aaspirates or cysts, lung aspirates, bronchial wash, pulmonary biopsy, sigmoidoscopic material, sputum
Urine for Schistosoma haematobium should be collected between noon and 3 pm for peak excretion or during a 24 hour collection with no preservatives.
Other specimens should be collected in a sterile screw cap container.
Single voided urine 24 hours, 24-hour collection is stable for 48 hours.
Transport specimen to the laboratory.
Interpretation Type: Expected Results
Critical Calls: yes
Examination for Cryptospordium, Cyclospora, Isospora, Microsporidia and pinworm must be ordered separately.