Ordering Recommendation

Do not order for patients with diarrhea developed during prolonged hospitalization. Most comprehensive and sensitive alternative to traditional, insensitive ova and parasite examinations of stool specimens for the evaluation of GI infections. Detects
• Cryptosporidium hominis and parvum
• Cyclospora cayetanensis
• Dientamoeba fragilis
• Entamoeba histolytica
• Giardia lamblia
, intestinalis, duodenalis




Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction


Tue, Thu, Sat


2-5 days

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York DOH approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation


Specimen Preparation

Transfer 1 mL stool to an unpreserved stool transport vial (ARUP supply #40910). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature


Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens in Viral Transport Media. Stool in formalin.


Additional information required: Specimen source.


Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks

Reference Interval

Available Separately Components Reference Interval
Yes (2011150) Gastrointestinal Parasite Panel by PCR See Report
Yes (2011626) Microsporidia by PCR See Report

Interpretive Data

Refer to report.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)


Refer to individual components.

Hotline History


CPT Codes

87505; 87798 x2


Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2011192 Cryptosporidium by PCR 60545-1
2011194 Giardia by PCR 60544-4
2011196 Entamoeba histolytica by PCR 6396-6
2011198 Dientamoeba fragilis by PCR 70295-1
2011200 Cyclospora cayetanensis by PCR 41436-7
2011627 Microsporidia by PCR, Source 31208-2
2011628 Enterocytozoon bieneusi by PCR 41443-3
2011629 Encephalitozoon species by PCR
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, please click the sidebar link to access the Interface Map.


Gastrointestinal Parasite and Microsporidia by PCR (Change effective as of 02/21/22: Refer to 2011150, 2011626)