Gastrointestinal Parasite and Microsporidia by PCR (Change effective as of 02/21/22: Refer to 2011150, 2011626)
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
New York DOH Approval Status
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)
Specimens in Viral Transport Media. Stool in formalin.
Additional information required: Specimen source.
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks
|Available Separately||Components||Reference Interval|
|Yes (2011150)||Gastrointestinal Parasite Panel by PCR||See Report|
|Yes (2011626)||Microsporidia by PCR||See Report|
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.
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
Refer to individual components.
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|