Submit fresh stool in O&P collection vial available from the lab.
Fresh stool delivered to the lab within 12hrs of collection is the preferred specimen. Sterile collection container and collection trap are also acceptable or Ova and Parasite Para-Pak vials. Collect stool and duodenal aspirate specimens up to the fill line of the vial set.
To identify a variety of gastrointestinal parasites, such as Giardia and Entamoeba histolytica. To diagnose parasitic infestation; identify worms recovered from patient; establish presence or absence of parasite(s).