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Gastrointestinal Parasite and Microsporidia by PCR
2011660
Ordering Recommendation

Do not order for patients with diarrhea developed during prolonged hospitalization. Most comprehensive and sensitive alternative to traditional, insensitive ova and parasite examinations of stool specimens for the evaluation of GI infections. Detects
• Cryptosporidium hominis and parvum
• Cyclospora cayetanensis
• Dientamoeba fragilis
• Entamoeba histolytica
• Giardia lamblia
, intestinalis, duodenalis
• 
Microsporidia

Mnemonic
PARAMICPCR
Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Tue, Thurs, Sat
Reported
2-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Stool. 
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 1 mL stool to an unpreserved stool transport vial (ARUP supply #40910). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 0.5 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens in Viral Transport Media. Stool in formalin. 
Remarks
Additional information required: Specimen source. 
Stability
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks 
Reference Interval
Available Separately Components Reference Interval
Yes (2011150)Gastrointestinal Parasite Panel by PCRSee Report
Yes (2011626)Microsporidia by PCRSee Report

Interpretive Data
Refer to report.

Compliance Statement B: This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Note
Refer to individual components.
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2011192Cryptosporidium by PCR60545-1
2011194Giardia by PCR60544-4
2011196Entamoeba histolytica by PCR6396-6
2011198Dientamoeba fragilis by PCR70295-1
2011200Cyclospora cayetanensis by PCR41436-7
2011627Microsporidia by PCR, Source
2011628Enterocytozoon bieneusi by PCR
2011629Encephalitozoon species by PCR
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, please click the sidebar link to access the Interface Map.
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