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Test Order

Parasites for Referral to CDC

Pre-Approval Required

Consultation with the Immunodiagnostic, Mycotic & Parasitic Diseases Section is required prior to submission of samples

Supplemental Information or Form

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

Performed on Specimens from

Human, Animal, Food/Environmental/Medical Devices/Biologics

Acceptable Sample/Specimen Type for Testing

Specimens that are acceptable will be determined upon consultation

Minimum Volume Required


Storage & Preservation of Specimen Prior to Shipping

Storage and preservation dependent upon consultation

Transport Medium

Transport medium is dependent upon consultation.

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

Specifics of shipping will depend upon consultation

Test Methodology

Microscopy, PCR

Turnaround Time

4 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 8:40 AM