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Test Code PIDM Parasite Identification Macroscopic

Biohazard Infectious

Performing Laboratory

Bronson Laboratory Services-Microbiology


Reference Values

Normal Findings-No parasite found

Abnormal Findings-Parasite identified

Specimen Transport Temperature


Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Parasitic worms

Container/Tube: Clean, dry container (10% formalin or 70% alcohol may be added if appropriate specimen type)

Specimen Volume: Entire specimen

Collection Instructions:

Submit whole worms or worm segments in 70% alcohol or formalin.  If this is not available, please submit specimen In a clean, dry container as soon as possible to prevent deterioration of specimen.




Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87169-Parasite (if appropriate)