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Parasite identification
Lab code: PID
Test Synonyms:
Parasite identification
Inpatient Req:
Microbiology (#11854)  
Outpatient Req:
Clinical Labs (#83608)  
Place parasite in clean 200 ml plastic screw cap container; if worm or worm segment, add a small amount of water or 0.85% saline. Arthropods may be brought on clear cellulose tape or in specimen jar unpreserved. DO NOT add formalin. Patients passing worms or worm segments should also have stool examination for ova and parasites, (O&P). Ticks may be sent for speciation only. Lyme testing is not performed on ticks.
Result Time:
Prelim: 4 hours   Cost: $$
Reference Interval: