Microsporidia Exam

Last Modified: 4/9/2019 10:08:23 AM


Specimen Requirements: 10.0 grams Stool in Pink Cap O&P Kit 10% Formalin Container
Collection Instructions: For patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D
For Spanish patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D
For Burmese patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D
For Arabic patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D
Minimum Volume: 5 grams
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 30 days Ambient
30 days Refrigerated
Rejection Criteria: Unpreserved stool • Stool in Cary-Blair or PVA • Received frozen
Reference Range: Not detected
Methodology: Microscopy
Clinical Significance: Microsporidia infection was first recognized as a cause of chronic diarrhea in patients infected with HIV. Microsporidia may also cause pneumonia, acute bilateral keratoconjunctivitis, and infection of the biliary and pancreatic ducts.
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Turn Around Time: 1 to 3 days
Days Performed: Monday, Thursday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code: MISC
Send Out Test Code: 5676
CPT Coding: 87207

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