Parasitology - Cyclospora Exam

Pink Cyclospora Collection Vial

Tube Type

Test ID LAB5079
CPT Code(s) 87015, 87207
Group/Individual Test Group
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; or formalin-preserved stool (Pink Para-Pak™ 10 Buffered Formalin vial)
See Important Comments.
Availability Routine: Reference Lab - Mayo Clinic Laboratories
Turnaround Time 3-5 days

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.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on December 17, 2021

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