8138 Worm Identification

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Suspect parasite submitted fresh or in 70% alcohol or 10% formalin 48 hours, if submitted fresh 60 days room temp or refrigerated, if submitted in preservative See Report

Specimen Requirements

Specimens should be submitted in clean, leak-proof container. Store at room temperature or refrigerated temperature.
Specimen Type:Suspect parasite submitted fresh or in 70% alcohol or 10% formalin

Method

Microscopic and macroscopic examination and conventional identification techniques

Schedule

Monday – Friday

Clinical Utility

Recovering the intact parasite in adult, immature or larval form can aid in the diagnosis of parasitic disease.

CPT Codes

87169