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MICROSPORIDIA STAIN

Mnemonic

MS MICRO

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Stool, container with 10% formalin

Handling

Stool preserved within one hour of collection.

Minimum Volume

1.0 gm

Transport

Room temperature

Rejection Criteria

Samples submited in preservatives other than 10% formalin, unpreserved samples

Stability

PRESERVED IN 10% FORMALIN: Ambient: 9 months; Refrigerated: 9 months; Frozen: Unacceptable

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

3-5 days

Method

Modified Trichrome Stain

Referral Lab

ARUP (60050)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Negative

CPT Codes

87207, 87015

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:27 AM


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