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Schistosoma species

About This Test

Department: Microbiology, Virology and Molecular Microbiology

Requirement: Plain container - collect urine between 10am and 2pm.

Turnaround Time:

2-3 days

Microscopy for detection of Schistosomal ova

Collect sampless  between 10am and 2pm. Alternatively a 24hr collection of terminal samples of urine may be obtained.


Other Comments:

See also Schistosoma Serology


Collection container (including preservatives): Plain container

Special instructions - Provide details of foreign residency or travel including specific areas visited and length of stay. Provide details of symptoms

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