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Test Code PAFB Parasite, Modified AFB stain

Specimen and Container/Tube

Stool

EcoFix transport or sealed, leak-proof sterile container

Volume

1 specimen per day for 3 days.

Collection Instructions

Offsite Collection Instructions

EcoFix only. See UCMC collection instructions.

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 to 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 Volume and Container: Entire specimen if possible in clean, sealable container or EcoFix vial. 1 specimen per day for 3 days.
 

Specimen Transport: Clean container, < 2 hr; EcoFix vial, up to 21 days, no refrigeration
 

Please see Microbiology Specimen Collection Tables:

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

Specimen Handling and Transport Instructions

EcoFix only. 

See UCMC collection instructions

 

Reference Values

Negative

Critical Values

 

All positive  culture

 

 

 

 

All

Turnaround Time

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

STAT DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

Not Available

Methodology

Modified Carbol Fuchsin stain

CPT Codes

87206

LOINC Codes

30087206

Last Reviewed Date

08/16/2022