8459 OCP, First Specimen

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Stool 1 Hour Room Temperature, 24 Hours Refrigerated, or indefinitely if submitted in Ecofix vial See Report

Specimen Requirements

Specimens can be sent to lab in clean, leak proof, tightly sealed containers within one hour or stored at 2-8ºC for up to 24 hours. If sent in ecofix vials, store at room temperature. Wait 7-10 days if patient has received antiparasitic compounds, barium, iron, Kaopectate, metronidazole, Milk of Magnesia, Pepto-bismol, or tetracycline.
Specimen Type:Stool


Microscopic examination of direct, concentrated and permanently stained smears.


Monday – Friday

Clinical Utility

The recovery and identification of helminth eggs and larvae or protozoan trophozoites and cysts from feces confirm diagnosis of intestinal parasitic disease.

CPT Codes

87177 87209