Ova and Parasite Exam, Body Fluid or Urine
2002277
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
OPBF
Methodology
Qualitative Concentration/Microscopy
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-2 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Urine: If S. haematobium is suspected, collect at midday or 24-hour collection in a container without preservative. Peak egg excretion occurs between noon and 3 p.m.  
Collect
Body fluid or urine.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 4 mL body fluid or urine to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube (ARUP Supply #43115). (Min: 1 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
Specimen source required. Filariasis, detection may occur in urine from patients with chyluria and patients treated with diethylcarbamazine.  
Stability
Body Fluid: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable
Urine: Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Negative
Interpretive Data
Note
CPT Code(s)
87177; 87209
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
2002276Ova and Parasite, Wet Mount
2002278Ova and Parasite, Trichrome Stain
2002279Ova and Parasite, Source
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, contact interface support at interface.support@aruplab.com.
Cross References
  • Amoeba
  • echinococcus, hydatid cyst, hydatid sand, amoebiasis
  • O&P body fluids
  • parasitic worms
  • S. haematobium
  • S. japonicum.
  • Schistosoma mansoni
  • Strongyloides
  • URINE O&P exam