Ova and Parasites, Aspirated Specimen

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: OP
POE DESCRIPTION: OVA AND PARASITES EXAM; O & P; OP
CPT CODE: 87177; 88313
TEST INFORMATION:

The test includes wet preparation (saline and iodine), concentration procedure, and Trichrome stain.

DAYS PERFORMED: Daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME: Variable - depending upon procedure required, usually within 3 days
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: The requisition or order MUST specify if the specimen is to be examined for Cryptosporidium, Isospora, and/or Cyclospora. The specific anatomic site of the specimen MUST be specified on the order or the requisition.
CONTAINER TYPE: Sealed sterile container
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Sputum, aspirate, biopsy, body fluid, duodenal fluid
REJECTION CRITERIA: Inappropriate specimen container, insufficient specimen volume, swab specimen submitted, specimen consisting entirely of saliva, specimen contaminated with urine and/or water, specimen containing interfering substances (i.e. castor oil, bismuth, Metamucil®, barium), specimen contaminating outside of transport container, specimen in a preservative. Only one specimen will be accepted per day.
MINIMUM VOLUME: 3-4 mL
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Specimen should be transported as soon as possible. When transportation is delayed, refrigerate.
REFERENCE RANGE: No parasites
METHODOLOGY:

Wet preparation (saline and iodine), concentration, Trichrome stain.

REFERRAL LABORATORY:

Commercial

LAST UPDATED:

5-22-2014

TEST SYNONYM(S):Aspirate for Ova and Parasites; Parasitology Examination, Aspirate