Parasite Identification : 1004873

Test Code
PARAID or 1004873

Alias/See Also
Ascaris; Helminths; Parasitic Examination; Strongyloides; Ticks; Mite; Arthropods; Insects; Maggot; Spider

CPT Codes

Material not contaminated with feces should be submitted in a clean container to which moistened gauze or tissue has been added to prevent drying of the object. The container should be clean, but does not need to be sterile. Objects retreived from a commode or otherwise contaminated with feces should be transferred to an O&P vial containing formalin as soon as possible.

Transport Container
Refer to collection information.

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Transport as quickly as possible.

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Do not submit organisms, such as ticks or spiders, that have been physically crushed as identification is not possible in that situation.

Direct exam

Setup Schedule
Monday - Friday

Report Available
1-4 days

Reference Range
Refer to report.
Identification of submitted material will be to a level permitted by identification tables and consistent with clinical relevance.

Clinical Significance
This test should be used for organisms [or suspected organisms] that are visible to the naked eye and suspected of being a parasite, arthropod [spider, tick, insect], or similar “life form” may be submitted for identification.

Performing Laboratory
med fusion

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.