WORM IDENTIFICATION (088-0037)CPT4 Code: 87177
Test Order Mnemonic: O ID
Applies to: Parasite identification of intestinal or other body cavity worms and/or parasite segments
Request Form: Microbiology
Storage Instructions: Preserve specimen in 70% alcohol and store at room temperature.
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day at the Microbiology Processing Laboratory, Room 5.137 McCullough.
Turnaround Time: 2-4 days; test performed Monday-Friday
Special Instructions: Submit as large a segment as possible; include patient history if possible.
Specimen: Adult worms or worm segments
Container: Clean, leak proof container
Revised 10/21/2011 by T. Friloux