Test Overview
Test Methodology

Macroscopic Exam

Test Usage

Identification of pathogenic worm.

Reference Range *

No pathogenic worm detected.

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

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

8-24 hours

Soft Order Code
PARA
MiChart Code
Parasite, Macroscopic Exam
Synonyms
  • Worm
  • Worm Exam
Laboratory
Microbiology
Section
Microbiology
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Place worm in container with formalin diluted to 2 - 5%. Higher concentrations of fomalin may cause Ascaris to rupture. If an unacceptable specimen is received, the client will be notified before disposal of the original specimen.

Storage Temperature
Ambient: Yes
Refrigerated: Yes
Frozen: No
Additional Information

Organisms other than pathogenic worms may be passed by the patient if their food or water is contaminated with soil organisms. Non-pathogenic worms will not be identified. If pinworm (Enterobius vermicularis) is suspected, see Pinworm Preparation (PINW).

Billing
CPT Code
87169
Fee Code
32378
NY State Approved
No
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