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parasitology detection and identification
Synonyms: O & P; Ova & Parasite 
Computer Code: ONP
Specimen Collection: Stool collected in 1 Formalin ParaPak vial and 1 Zn PVA ParaPak vial. Specimens collected after barium enema are unsatisfactory. Exams will not be performed on stools submitted after 3 days of hospitalization unless prior arrangements are made between physician and lab based on clinical need. For pinworms, see Pinworm Prep. See also Cryptosporidium antigen, Giardia antigen, Cyclospora/Isospora smear. Cyclospora, Isospora and Microsporidium must be requested separately. 
Minimum Volume: Fill each vial to the line on the label. 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Place sample in O&P transport vials (available through supply order form). Maintain at room temperature. 
Reference Values: No ova or parasites observed.  
Lab Code: MIC 
Requisition: SPEC M
Test Frequency: Mon-Fri 
Routine TAT: 2-3 days 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 87177, 88313 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 52
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 11/25/2015
Time: 19:15:17 (24hr)