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Parasitology - Cyclospora/Isospora Exam

Test ID   LAB5079
EPIC Order   CYCLOSPORA/ISOSPORA EXAM
CPT Code(s)   87206
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Clinical Microbiology, 984-974-1805
Tube Station   82
Specimen Routine:
Fresh Stool (<2 hrs old);  at least 50 gm if solid, 20 mL if liquid; 
See Important Comments.
     
Availability Routine: Specimens accepted 24 hours/7 days. Tests performed weekly on Thursdays.  Specimen must be received in the laboratory by 8:00am on Thursday to be included on the run for that day.
  STAT: N/A
     
Turnaround Time   1-8 days
Reference Range    

Internal Reference Testing Specimen Handling Instructions:

Parapak, Room Temp
Comments

May be found in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent hosts.
Test not performed after >3 days hospitalization. 
One Specimen is usually adequate in most cases:  up to 3 specimens, 24 hours apart accepted.  Only one stool will be accepted for each patient per day.  NO SWABS accepted. 
Stool specimens must not be collected after the administration of barium, bismuth or oil. 
Mailing Containers available from Lab (6-4059)

Reviewed by gloria_crawford on June 16, 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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