Detection and identification of parasitic protozoa and the eggs and larvae of parasitic helminths
Negative; if positive, organism is identified
3 - 5 days
Place specimen into preservative within 30 minutes of passage or collection. Follow instructions on the container as follows: a. Mix the contents of the tube with the spoon, twist the cap tightly closed, and shake vigorously until the contents are well mixed. Refer to the fill line on the Ecofix vial for stool specimens. b. Do not fill above the line indicated on the container.
Duodenal aspirates, small bowel aspirates, or colonic washings should be placed in Ecofix in a ratio of 1:1
Test performed by Mayo Clinic Laboratories