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Parasite Identification, Worm

CPT: 87169
Updated on 08/2/2020
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Synonyms

  • Gross Worm Identification

Expected Turnaround Time

2 - 7 days



Related Documents

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Microbiology Specimen Collection and Transport Guide


Specimen Requirements


Specimen

Worm or segment of worm from urine, stool, sputum, or other clinical specimen


Container

Worms, or portions of them, must be submitted in formalin; the ova and parasite vial (Para-Pak® pink) may be used.


Storage Instructions

Maintain specimen at room temperature.


Causes for Rejection

Improper labeling; dry specimen


Test Details


Use

Diagnose parasitic infestation; identify worms recovered from patient; eliminate possibility of parasite presence


Methodology

Macroscopic and microscopic evaluation


LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
008219 Parasite ID, Worm 14789-2 008219 Parasite ID, Worm 14789-2
Reflex Table for Parasite ID, Worm
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 080343 Result 080344 Result 1 14789-2
Reflex Table for Parasite ID, Worm
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 080343 Result 080345 Result 2 14789-2
Reflex Table for Parasite ID, Worm
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 080343 Result 080346 Result 3 14789-2
Reflex Table for Parasite ID, Worm
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 080343 Result 080347 Result 4 14789-2
Reflex Table for Parasite ID, Worm
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 080343 Result 080348 Antimicrobial Susceptibility N/A

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