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Parasite Exam - Giardia/Strongyloides

See also GI PATHOGEN PANEL for use in diagnosis Giardiasis

TEST ID LAB5091
EPIC Order
PARASITE EXAM, DIRECT
CPT Code
87210
Laboratory Clinical Microbiology, 984-974-1805
Tube Station 82
Specimen Routine: Duodenal Aspirate or Sigmoidoscopic Material; See Important Comments.
Availability Routine: Monday-Friday, 08:00-16:00
STAT: NA
Turnaround Time
Reference Range
Comments Must be sent to laboratory immediately!
Do Not Refrigerate. Swabs are not acceptable
Sigmoidoscopic Material: Collect in specimen cup with moist applicator stick or pipette; add a drop of saline to prevent drying.
Test not performed after >3 days hospitalization for Giardia.

Reviewed by gloria_crawford on February 18, 2016

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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