Parasitology Stain by Modified Acid-Fast
0060046
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
PARAST
Methodology
Qualitative Concentration/Stain
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-2 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Stool.  
Specimen Preparation
Preserve 5 g stool in 10 percent formalin (ARUP Supply #16355). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens other than stool or unpreserved stool.  
Remarks
  
Stability
Ambient: 9 months; Refrigerated: 9 months; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Negative  
Interpretive Data
The parasitology stain is a modified acid fast stain that detects Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora, and Cystoisospora  
Note
Cryptosporidium antigen detection by EIA is also available for stool samples only. Refer to Cryptosporidium Antigen by EIA (0060045).
CPT Code(s)
87015; 87207
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060046Parasitology Stain11478-5
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Aliases
  • CLB
  • Coccidia
  • Coccidian like bodies
  • Cryptosporidium/Cyclospora Stain
  • Cyanobacter like Bodies
  • Cyclospora cayetanensis
  • Cyclospora Stain
  • Cystoisospora
  • Isospora Stain