Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

8-24 hours

MiChart Code
Parasite, Macroscopic Exam
Soft Order Code
PARA

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Worm
Worm Exam

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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.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Place worm in container with formalin diluted to 2 - 5%. Higher concentrations of formalin may cause Ascaris to rupture.

Collection Offsite

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.

Minimum Volume
 

Billing Information

CPT Code
87169
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
 

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Our High Standard

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.