Parasite

 Parasite Examination, giemsa stain for miscellaneous body fluids

Laboratory Fee Schedule

Procedure:  MPAR005A

CPT: 87207 


Parasite Examination, giemsa stain for miscellaneous body fluids

Synonym(s):

Parasitology

Requisition Form

G-2B

Test Description

Microscopic morphological examination for the detection and identification of parasites in miscellaneous body fluids that are not blood

Pre-Approval Needed

N/A

Supplemental Information Required

N/A

Supplemental Form(s)

N/A

Performed on Specimens from (sources)

Human

Sample/Specimen Type for Testing

Various body fluids

Minimum Volume/Size Required

N/A

Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping

  • Dependent upon specimen type
  • Call for instructions regarding preservation and handling

Transport Medium

Dependent upon specimen type

Specimen Labeling

  • Two patient-specific identifiers required (e.g., patient full name, date of birth, Medical record number)
  • Identifiers on specimen must exactly match submission form.

Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements

Ship samples: 

  • according to Dangerous Good Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49
  • handling as infectious agent using universal precautions
  • triple-contained in accordance with federal shipping regulations for infectious agents
  • as Biological Substance Category B 
  • call for handling instructions for miscellaneous body fluids

Method

Microscopic examination of a giemsa stained smear

Turn-around Time

3 days

Interferences/Limitations

N/A

CommonCauses for Rejection

  • No specimen received
  • Expired media
  • No identifiers on containers

Additional Information

  • Call Medical Parasitology at 512-776-7560 with questions about specimen collection and handling.
  • Call Lab Reporting at 512-776-7578 with questions about submission forms.
  • Call Specimen Acquisition at 512-776-7569 with questions about shipping.

 

 

Last updated March 4, 2020