Ordering Recommendation

Detect extraintestinal parasites from other body fluids. To rule out Naegleria and other free living amoeba, consider ordering Acanthamoeba and Naegleria Culture (0060245) or Amoeba Calcofluor Stain (0060250). For CSF specimens, consider Acanthamoeba and Naegleria Culture and Stain, CSF (3000878).

Mnemonic
OP BF/U
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, CSF, or urine.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 4 mL body fluid, CSF, or urine to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Body Fluid or Urine: Refrigerated.
CSF: Room temperature.

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks

Specimen source required.

Stability

Body Fluid: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable
Urine: Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable
CSF: Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

Negative

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Standard

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87177; 87209

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2002279 Ova and Parasite, Source 31208-2
3002043 Ova and Parasite, BF Interpretation
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Aliases
  • Amoeba
  • echinococcus, hydatid cyst, hydatid sand, amoebiasis
  • O&P body fluids
  • parasitic worms
  • S. haematobium
  • S. japonicum.
  • Schistosoma mansoni
  • Strongyloides
  • URINE O&P exam
Ova and Parasite Exam, Body Fluid or Urine