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Microsporidia Stain by Modified Trichrome
0060050
Ordering Recommendation

Can be used for follow up of negative PCR result when suspicion of microsporidia infection remains high.

Mnemonic
MICROST
Methodology
Qualitative Stain
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-2 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Stool. Three separate stool specimens collected over a 5-7 day period are recommended. 
Specimen Preparation
Preserve 2 g of stool within one hour of collection in AlcorFix (ARUP Supply #52059) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 1 g) Additional specimen collection instructions can be found at https://www.aruplab.com/parasep. Preserving in 10 percent formalin is also acceptable. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Unpreserved stool or specimens in any other preservative than indicated above. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 9 months; Refrigerated: 9 months; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Negative
Interpretive Data
Refer to report.

Note
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Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060050Microsporidia Stain - Modified Trichrome32701-5
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Aliases
  • Encephalitozoon
  • Entercytozoon
  • Nosema
  • Pleistophora