Parasite Examination, giemsa stain for miscellaneous body fluids

Laboratory Fee Schedule

Procedure:  MPAR005A

CPT: 87207 

Parasite Examination, giemsa stain for miscellaneous body fluids



Requisition Form


Test Description

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

Pre-Approval Needed


Supplemental Information Required


Supplemental Form(s)


Performed on Specimens from (sources)


Sample/Specimen Type for Testing

Various body fluids

Minimum Volume/Size Required


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


Microscopic examination of a giemsa stained smear

Turn-around Time

3 days



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