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Parasites (faecal)

About This Test

Department: Microbiology, Virology and Molecular Microbiology

Requirement: 3 faecal samples over a period of 10 days

Turnaround Time: 2-3 days

Microscopy for the detection of ova, cysts and parasites

Other Comments:

Collection instructions: Collect specimens in appropriate leak proof container. Specimen may be passed into a clean, dry, disposable bedpan or similar container and transferred into an appropriate CE marked leak proof containers and place in sealed plastic bags

Information required:

  • Foreign travel history or residency including duration
  • Description and duration of symptoms 

Specimen transport: If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature