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.
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 Name
0060046Parasitology Stain
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Cross References
  • CLB
  • Coccidia
  • Coccidian like bodies
  • Cryptosporidium/Cyclospora Stain
  • Cyanobacter like Bodies
  • Cyclospora cayetanensis
  • Cyclospora Stain
  • Cystoisospora
  • Isospora Stain