Parasite Identification

Parasite Identification

Test Name:   Parasite Identification
Alternate Name (s):    
Laboratory Module:   Microbiology
Ordering Mnemonic:   PARASITE

Once parasite is selected as the source, a further description can be entered using the source dictionary. For instance:

BUG-for a bug

WORM- for a whole or segment of worm

Specimen Type:   

A bug or worm removed from an individual.

Collection Container:   Sterile Container
Container Information
Sterile Container
Collection Information:   Place the bug or worm directly into the sterile container.

Worm segments should be moisten with gauze soaked in saline.

Test Schedule:  


Turnaround Time:   Routine

Preliminary: 1 to 4 weeks

Final: 1 to 4 weeks

Stat / Urgent

Preliminary: 1 to 4 weeks

Final: 1 to 4 weeks

Reference Interval:  


Critical Values:   As the parasite is identified the information is made available to the health care provider.
Lab Process Notes :    
Storage & Transport:   Specimen should be stored at room temperature until it can be transported to the laboratory. Once in the laboratory it should remain at room temperature until the specimen can be processed.
Test Referred to :    Public Heath Laboratories, Hamilton


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