Days Set Up
Tuesday - Friday
Analytic Time

2 - 4 days

Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


Feces, Microsporidia
Feces, Microsporidium
Parasite Exam, Microsporidia
Stool, Microsporidia
Stool, Microsporidium

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization

Test Usage

Detection of Enterocytozoon bieneusi and Encephalitozoon species in stool and urine specimens to support the clinical diagnosis of microsporidiosis.

Reference Range


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

Specimen Requirements


Collect fresh random stool or sigmoid specimen and send in Ova and Parasite transport kit (ECOFIX™). Emulsify stool specimen thoroughly in vial fluid. Continue adding stool to the transport until specimen reaches the fill line. Send at room temperature (preferred), refrigerated, or frozen within 7 days of collection. Unpreserved stool specimens (refrigerate or freeze up to 7 days) are also acceptable. Urine specimens are also acceptable; send 5 mL (minimum 0.5 mL) random urine in a sterile container, refrigerate.

Normal Volume
5 grams stool
Minimum Volume
1 gram stool

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Quality that sets us apart

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.