Test Overview
Test Methodology

Microscopic exam

Test Usage

To detect Schistosoma haematobium infection

Reference Range *

No parasites seen

Test Limitations

A single negative result does not rule out the possibility of parasitic infestation.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

8 - 24 hours
Specimens received Friday 3pm through Sunday 3pm will have an extended analytic time.

Soft Order Code
OPEU
MiChart Code
Schistocytes
Synonyms
  • OPEU
  • Bilharziasis
  • Filaria Exam, Urine
  • Microfilaria Exam, Urine
  • Parasite Exam, Urine
  • Parasite Examination, Urine
  • SCHIS
  • Schistosoma haematobium Exam, Urine
  • Urine for Parasites
  • Urine for Schistosomes
  • SCHISTOSOME SCREEN
Laboratory
Microbiology
Section
Microbiology
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect 24 hour urine specimen with no preservative. Refrigerate and send entire 24 hour urine collection. Random urine is acceptable; if possible, collect between 12 noon and 3 pm. If urine is bloody, send last portion. Indicate the specific parasite that is suspected. If an unacceptable specimen is received, the client will be notified before disposal of the original specimen.

Normal Volume
Total volume of 24 hour or random urine collection (preferabley collected between 12 noon and 3 pm)
Minimum Volume
5 mL aliquot of 24 hour or random urine collection (preferably collected between 12 noon and 3 pm)
Storage Temperature
Ambient: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: do not freeze
Additional Information

Microfilaria may be detected in urine of patients with chylyria, in heavy infections or following treatment. If Trichomonas infection is suspected, see Trichomonas vaginalis Culture (TRICH) or Trichomonas vaginalis PCR (TVAGU or CGTU/CGTMU for a complete STI panel). With hematuria, eggs may be trapped in the blood and mucus in the last voided urine.

Billing
CPT Code
87210
Fee Code
32229
NY State Approved
No