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3950: Parasite Identification, Worm Print View
Parasite Identification      

PRIMARY
1 Sterile Container/Tube   Room Temperature - 60 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 60 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Sterile Cont-10% Formalin   Room Temperature - 60 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 60 Day(s)  

Some parasitic diseases can be diagnosed by recovering the intact parasite in adult, immature or larval form. The symptoms of the diseases caused by each parasite varies, dependent upon the type of parasite.

Submit tapeworm in saline and other parasites in 70% alcohol
as soon as possible. Specify specimen source on
test request form and specimen container. Do not send stool.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Friday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
87169

The CPT codes provided 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 payer being billed.

Notes
Rejection criteria: Stool Transport Temperature: Room temperature Methodology: Microscopic and Macroscopic Examination and Conventional Identification Techniques






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