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Test ID: Stool for ova, cysts and parasites (Concentration Method)

Test Name:
Stool for ova, cysts and parasites (Concentration Method)
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Specialised Test:
No - Clinical
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Test Type:
Single Test
Additional Test Note:
Sample Requirement:

Collect a small scoop of stool (or about 2mL for watery stool) in a screw cap container with the attached spatula.

A single stool sample may not be sufficient to exclude parasitic infection. Correlate laboratory findings clinically and submit another stool sample if required. Optimally, 3 faecal specimens collected over a 7 to 10 day period should be submitted. Only one sample should be sent on any given day.

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