Establish the diagnosis of infection with Cyclospora or Cystoisopora (Isospora).
No Cyclospora or Cystoisopora (Isospora) seen.
One negative result does not rule out the possibility of infection.
Days Test Performed
Monday - Friday
Soft Order Code
Cyclospora and Cystoisopora (Isospora) Exam
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)
Cystoisospora (Isospora) Exam
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Offsite Collection Instructions
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.
Specimen not in transport or not completely emulsified in transport liquid; less than minimum volume; barium or other interfering substances in the stool; patient in-house >3 days
Administration of barium, bismuth, Metamucil, castor oil, mineral oil
5 mL stool
0.5 mL stool
Test includes microscopic examination of concentrate using special stains.