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Ova and Parasite Identification

Pre-Approval Required


Supplemental Information or Form

Parasitology Form “LAB 0416” is required for submission of samples

Performed on Specimens from

Human source

Acceptable Sample/Specimen Type for Testing

Feces, feces in 10% formalin, feces in Zn-PVA

Minimum Volume Required

1 gram or 1 ml

Storage & Preservation of Specimen Prior to Shipping

Store feces at 4°C; preserved feces at ambient temperature.

Transport Medium


Specimen Labeling

Test subject to CLIA regulations require two patient identifiers on the specimen container and the test requisition

Shipping Instructions which Include Specimen Handling Requirements

Ship feces at 4°C; preserved feces at ambient temperature.

Test Methodology

Microscopy, PCR

Turnaround Time

2 weeks

Interferences & Limitations


Additional Information


MDL Points of Contact

Immunodiagnostic, Mycotic & Parasitic Diseases Section
(510) 412-3796 or (510) 412-3738
Email: heike.quinn@cdph.ca.gov

Last modified on: 1/8/2015 8:39 AM