Test for persistent diarrhea (>14 days) or known risk factors if Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora or Cystoisospora is the suspected infectious agent.
Stool. Due to the various shedding cycles of many parasites, three separate stool specimens collected over a 5-7 day period are recommended.
Preserve 2 g of stool within one hour of collection in AlcorFix (ARUP Supply #52059) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or 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.
Specimens other than stool or unpreserved stool.
Ambient: 9 months; Refrigerated: 9 months; Frozen: Unacceptable
Refer to report.
Cryptosporidium antigen detection by EIA is also available for stool samples only. Refer to Cryptosporidium Antigen by EIA (0060045).
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
- Coccidian like bodies
- Cryptosporidium/Cyclospora Stain
- Cyanobacter like Bodies
- Cyclospora cayetanensis
- Cyclospora Stain
- Isospora Stain