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Parasitology, concentrate; stool

CPT Code

87177

Specimen Requirements

5-8 mL stool (Fill-to Line)

Collection Container/Tube

Stool collection container

Transport Container/Tube

1 Black-capped vial (Total-Fix Media). Alternative: Any SAF media (sodium acetate formalin)

Minimum Specimen Volume

2 mL stool (Half full)

Rejection Criteria

Media is expired
No media

Stability Information

Room temperature: 21 days
Refrigerated: 21 days
Frozen: Unacceptable
37°C/99°F: Not Determined

Methodology

Microscopy

Turnaround Time

6 - 8 days