Test directory: Ova & Parasite, Concentrate/Smear

Ordering Code5216
Test NameOva & Parasite, Concentrate/Smear
AliasO & P, Feces
Amoebiasis, O & P
Preferred SpecimenStool
Preferred ContainerFormalin and PVA Vials
Optimum Volume10 gm
Collection InstructionsPlace fresh stool in 10% formalin vial, as well as PVA transport medium, within 30 minutes of collection. Add stool to bring the liquid level to the "fill to here" line on the vial. Mix well. Send specimen(s) at room temperature in the same shipping container. If parasite infestation is strongly suspected, collect at least 3 stool specimens every other day, since a single specimen can be negative.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Ambient
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 6 Months
Refrigerated: Not Recommended
Frozen: Not Stable
Rejection CriteriaExpired container/transport media, Frozen,
Unpreserved stool, Specimens containing barium, Stool preserved in a medium other than parasitology fixative,
Preserved urine, Unpreserved sputum and urine received room temperature or frozen, Liver abscess or aspirate, Ecofix
Transport vials
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 10 Days
MethodologyMicroscopic Examination of Concentrate and Permanent
Stained Smear
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostic Lab-NI

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
ConcentrateALLSee report.
TrichromeALLSee report.