Test directory: Cyclospora by Modified Acid Fast

Ordering Code604
Test NameCyclospora by Modified Acid Fast
Preferred SpecimenStool
Preferred Container10% Formalin vial
Other Specimen/ContainerRaw stool in clean container
Optimum VolumeStool, Preserved: 1 filled preservative vial
Stool, Unpreserved: 10 gm
Collection InstructionsStool,Preserved: Collect stool sample and immediately transfer appropriate amount into 10% formalin vial to reach fill level on the vial's label.
Handling InstructionsStool,Unpreserved: Transfer into 10% Formalin vial upon receipt.
Transport RequirementsStool,Preserved: Oahu: Ambient, Airline: Amibent
Stool,Unpreserved: Oahu: Refrigerated, Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityStool,Preserved: Ambient: 1 Year
Stool,Unpreserved: Refrigerated: 1 Day
Rejection CriteriaPreserved stool other than 10% formalin, Raw stool not refrigerated within 24 hours, Leaking specimen, Frozen,
Rectal swab, Stool in diaper or tissue
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time1 Day
MethodologyModified Acid Fast Smear

Reference range(s)

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