Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

OVA AND PARASITE, STOOL/SMEAR

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
OAPT      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: OAPT         Geisinger Epic ID: 24055

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Stool
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
10 grams or 10 mL fresh stool preserved in 10% formalin and Total-Fix® transport vial, minimum 5 mL stool
Special notes:
Place fresh stool in 10% formalin transport vial, as well as PVA transport medium or single Total-Fix® vial, within 30 minutes of collection. Add stool to bring the liquid level to the "fill to here" line on the vial. Mix well. Send specimen(s) at room temperature in the same shipping container.
Patient preparation:
Interfering substances-bismuth, barium (wait 7-10 days), antimicrobial agents (wait 2 weeks), gall bladder dye (wait 3 weeks after procedure

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Specimen must be processed within 30 minutes of collection 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature (preferred).
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 6 months. Refrigerated: 6 months. Frozen unacceptable.
Rejection criteria:
Frozen specimen. Ecofix transport collection container not acceptable. Unpreserved stool unacceptable.

TEST DETAILS
Additional information:
Set up: Daily (evening shift, night shift); Report available: 4 days.
CPT code(s):
87177, 87209
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Concentrate and permanent smear.
Methodology:
Microscopic Examination of Concentrate
Permanent Stained Smear
Synonyms:
Quest test code 2679, O&P, OVA & PARASITES, STOOL AND SMEAR

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Daily. Report available: 5-7 days.    
Performed stat? No
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