TEST NAME Cyclospora
DISEASE/DISORDER Cyclosporiaisis
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS Specimens are only accepted from May 1 through the end of each calendar year.
ORDERING INFORMATION TDH DLS Requisition:  PH-4182 Clinical Submission Requisition Form

Specimen Requirements

Patient Preparation

  • None
Specimen Collection
  • Acceptable specimen types:

-  Fixed stools in Intestinal Parasite (IP) Total Fix bottle (black cap)

-  Unfixed or preserved specimens (EXCEPT Formalin) - minimum                         volume 500 µL 

Specimen Labeling
  • Specimen must be labeled with at least two unique patient identifiers and match accompanying TDH-DLS Form PH-4182.
Specimen Processing
  • None
Specimen Storage and Preservation
  • Store specimens at 17-25°C prior to shipping.
Specimen Transportation
  • Ship specimens at 17-25°C within 1 week of collection.
  • All infectious substance shipments must conform to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR 49 C.F.R. Parts 171-180). 
Specimen Acceptability and Rejection
  • Unsatisfactory specimens include but are not limited to:

 -  Specimen was broken or leaked in transit

-   Specimens with interfering substances present such as bismuth, barium, mineral oil, gall-bladder dyes, urine, water, or dirt

-   No specimen was in the container submitted

-   Stools submitted in formalin

-   Stools collected prior to May 1 of each calendar year

-   Specimens that are incorrectly labeled or contain discrepancies between the test requisition and the specimen container

Testing Location Specimens will be sent to reference laboratory.

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