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8458Enteric Parasite Panel
Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Stool; Unpreserved and 10% formalin-fixed specimens
48 at Room Temperature, 5 Days Refrigerated
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Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type:Stool; Unpreserved and 10% formalin-fixed specimens
Method
Real-time PCR
Schedule
Monday-Friday
Instructions/Notes
Transfer stool specimen to a dry, clean container or into 10% formalin fixative device according to manufacturer’s instructions. Avoid mixing toilet paper, water or soap with the specimen. Protect against freezing or exposure to heat.
Clinical Utility
The BD MAX Enteric Parasite Panel is an automated in vitro diagnostic test for the direct qualitative detection of enteric parasitic pathogens. The panel detects nucleic acids from Giardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium parvum and hominis, and Entamoeba histolytica. The assay is intended to aid in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal infection when used in conjunction with clinical evaluation and other laboratory findings.
CPT Codes
87505