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Worm Identification, Macroscopic (View in report form.)

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: ID WORM
POE DESCRIPTION: WORM ID; ID WORM
CPT CODE: 87168
DAYS PERFORMED: Monday-Friday, 0700-1430
TURNAROUND TIME: 24-48 hours
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Specimen should be submitted in saline in a sealed clean container.
CONTAINER TYPE: Sealed clean container
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: All parts of suspected worms
REJECTION CRITERIA: Inappropriate specimen container, specimen received in a preservative.
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Specimen should be transported as soon as possible. When transportation is delayed, leave at room temperature.
METHODOLOGY: Macroscopic and microscopic examination
TEST SYNONYM(S):Gross Worm Identification; Ova and Parasite, Gross Worm Identification

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