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Test Code MISP Microsporidium Stain

Specimen Type



EcoFix transport or sterile container

Offsite Collection Instructions

EcoFix transport only.

UCMC Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection:

  • Collect in clean, wide-mouth container. Use spoon in lid of EcoFix container to transfer specimen into EcoFix preservative. Fill red line and mix.
  • The following substances may interfere with detection or identification of parasites: barium, mineral oil, bismuth, metronidazole, tetracyclines, antimalarial agents, and nonabsorbable antidiarrheal preparations. Specimen collection should be delayed for up to 2 weeks after discontinuation.
  • Must not be contaminated with water or urine.

Specimen Transport: up to 21 days, no refrigeration.

Microbiology Specimen Collection Tables
Please see Microbiology Specimen Collection Tables;

  • Category “Intestinal”, Type “Stool” Table 2 PARASITOLOGY


Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday

Turnaround Time

Minimum 24 hours

STAT Availability

Not Available

Test Methodology

Modified Trichrome Stain

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