Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Ova and Parasites-Blood and Tissue

Test Name: Ova and Parasites-Blood and Tissue
Alternate Name(s): Leishmania
Trypanosoma
Echinococcus
Schistosoma
Trichinella
Toxoplasma
Laboratory: Microbiology (VH)
Specimen Type: Note: Please contact a Medical Microbiologist before specimen collection:

Specimen type varies with species
Collection Information: Specimen collection varies depending on parasite in question.

Refer to Public Health's Specimen Collection Guide and scroll down to view under Parasitology section.
Requisition: PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY TEST REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Monday - Thursday
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
Depends on parasite being investigated
Stat
N/A
 
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date: 2010-09-13
Revised Date: 2018-06-15
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing: Specimen collection varies depending on parasite in question.
Please contact the Microbiology Laboratory at (519) 685-8500 x 58212.
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Microscopic analysis
Critical Information Required: History of recent travel (local or abroad)
Storage & Shipment: Keep specimen at room temperature.

Specimen must be received in Microbiology within 4 hours of collection.
System Codes: 
Cerner
OAP
 
Referred To: Public Health Laboratory, Toronto

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