Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

48 hours

MiChart Code
Cyclospora and Cystoisopora (Isospora) Exam
Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


Duodenal Aspirate: Cryptosporidia, Cyclospora, Cystoisospora (Isospora)
Feces: Cryptosporidia, Cyclospora, Cystoisospora (Isospora)
Parasite Exam: Cryptosporidia, Cyclospora, Cystoisospora (Isospora)
Sigmoid: Cryptosporidia, Cyclospora, Cystoisospora (Isospora)
Sputum: Cryptosporidia, Cyclospora, Cystoisospora (Isospora)
Stool: Cryptosporidia, Cyclospora, Cystoisospora (Isospora)
Cyclospora Exam
Cystoisospora (Isospora) Exam

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Microscopic exam

Test Usage

Establish the diagnosis of infection with Cyclospora or Cystoisopora (Isospora).

Reference Range

No Cyclospora or Cystoisopora (Isospora) seen.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

Collect fresh random stool, duodenal aspirate, or sigmoid specimen. If necessary, obtain specimen using a warm saline enema or fleets Phospho-Soda. Specimens obtained with mineral oil, bismuth, or magnesium compounds are not acceptable. Wait until patient has cleared substance (about 7-10 Days) before collecting stools for examination. Stool specimens MUST be sent in Ova and Parasite transport kit. Emulsify stool specimen thoroughly in vial fluid. If necessary, place a urine bag on the patient to prevent urine contamination. Stool specimen may be collected directly from a diaper, except super absorbent types. Continue adding stool to the transport until specimen reaches the fill line. Transport kits may be held up to 1 week refrigerated or at room temperature. Sputum and other body sites are acceptable specimens by special request and should be sent in a sterile container. Indicate specimen source and collection date/time. Only submit 1 specimen per day. If an unacceptable specimen is received, the client will be notified before disposal of the original specimen.

Normal Volume
5 mL stool
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL stool

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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.