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Test Code P OTH Ova and Parasites, Other

Performing Laboratory

Northwell Health Laboratories

Reference Values

No parasites seen

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87177

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Aspirate

1. Place aspirate in a screw-capped, sterile container.

2. Only 1 specimen is accepted per day. 

3. Label container with patient’s name (first and last), date and actual time of collection, and type of specimen.

4. Maintain sterility and forward promptly at ambient temperature.

Note:  Specimen source is required on container and request form for processing.

 

Body Fluid

1. Submit 0.5 mL of body fluid in a screw-capped, sterile container.

2. Only 1 specimen is accepted per day. 

3. Label container with patient’s name (first and last), date and actual time of collection, and type of specimen.

4. Maintain sterility and forward promptly at ambient temperature.

NoteSpecimen source is required on container and request form for processing.

 

Skin Scraping

1. Skin scraping in a screw-capped, sterile container.

2. Only 1 specimen is accepted per day. 

3. Label container with patient’s name (first and last), date and actual time of collection, and type of specimen.

4. Maintain sterility and forward promptly at ambient temperature.

NoteSpecimen source is required on container and request form for processing.

Computer Interface Code

PDM #  6201290