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Parasite Exam - Schistosomiasis (Parasite Exam - Direct)

Test ID
LAB5091
EPIC Order
Parasite Exam, Direct
CPT Code 87210
Laboratory Clinical Microbiology, 984-974-1805
Tube Station 82
Specimen Routine:

Species dependent
Urine - Optimal Collection Time between 12:00 Noon and 15:00(3pm), or 24 Hour Urine without Preservatives

Stool

Availability Routine: Monday-Friday, 08:00-16:00
STAT NA
Turnaround Time
Reference Range
Comments

Schistosomiasis is caused by several different species of Schistosoma, each of which has a specific geographical distribution. Since different species require different specimen types, accurate travel history is essential.

Species

Geographic Distribution

(Travel history to…)

Specimen Type

S. haematobium

Africa, Middle East/Eastern Mediterranean

Urine

(May also be found in Stool)

S. mansoni

South America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East/Eastern Mediterranean

Stool

S. japonicum

Far East

Stool

S. mekongi

Far East

(focal geographic distribution in Mekong river valley of Cambodia and Laos)

Stool

S. intercalatum

Central and West Africa

(focal geographic distribution)

Stool

This test should be used only for patients who are compromised hosts, or who have a history of foreign travel. For other patients, see GI PATHOGEN PANEL.
Test not performed after >3 days hospitalization.

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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