Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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PARASITE IDENTIFICATION, WORM

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1030         Geisinger Epic ID: 52045

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Suspect nematode, cestode, trematode or other parasite
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
10% Neutral Buffered Formalin Container
Specimen required:
Nematode, cestode, trematode or other parasite submitted in a sterile, leak-proof container or 10% formalin container.
Special notes:
Submit tapeworm in saline and other parasites in 70% alcohol as soon as possible. Specify specimen source on test request form and specimen container. Do not send stool.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 60 days. Refrigerated: 60 days. Frozen: Unacceptable.
Rejection criteria:
Stool not acceptable.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
87169
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.
Methodology:
Microscopic and Macroscopic Evaluation
Synonyms:
Quest test code 1323, Worm Id
Clinical significance:
Some parasitic diseases can be diagnosed by recovering the intact parasite in adult, immature or larval form. The symptoms of the diseases caused by each parasite varies, dependent upon the type of parasite.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Mon-Fri p.m.; Report available: Next day    
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