Intestinal Parasites

TEST NAME Intestinal Parasites
DISEASE/DISORDER Intestinal amebiasis
ORDERING INFORMATION TDH DLS Requisition:  PH-4182 Clinical Submission Requisition Form

Specimen Requirements

Patient Preparation

  • Multiple stools should be analyzed due to intermittent passage of parasites by host.  
  • At least three (3) normally passed stool samples should be submitted.
Specimen Collection
  • Stool specimen in Intestinal Parasite (IP) Total Fix bottle (black cap)  
Specimen Labeling
  • Specimen must be labeled with at least two unique patient identifiers and match accompanying PH-4182 Clinical Submission Requisition.
Specimen Processing
  • None
Specimen Storage and Preservation
  • Store specimens suspended in Total Fix at 17 - 25°C until shipped.
Specimen Transportation
  • Ship specimens at 17 - 25°C.
  • 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 may not be limited to:

-  Specimen was broken or leaked in transit

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

-  No specimen was in the container submitted

-  The specimen was not received in Total-Fix

Testing Location
  • Nashville

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