Can be used for follow up of negative PCR result when suspicion of microsporidia infection remains high.
Stool. Recommended collection: 3 separate stool specimens within a 5-7-day period (an individual order must be submitted for each specimen).
Preserve 2 g of stool within one hour of collection in AlcorFix (ARUP Supply #52059) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ 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.
Unpreserved stool or specimens in any other preservative than indicated above.
Ambient: 9 months; Refrigerated: 9 months; Frozen: Unacceptable
Refer to report.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0060050||Microsporidia Stain - Modified Trichrome||32701-5|