Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Stool O and P Foreign Travel/Resident

CMH Lab Section
Microbiology

Specimen Requirements
Feces

Availability
Routine

Turn Around Time
5 days

Special Instructions
Must be preserved in 10% formalin vial and zinc PVA vials within 30 minutes.

Processing Instructions
Do not overfill. Do not submit samples contaminated with water or urine. Samples containing barium, bismuth or magnesium are unacceptable.

Methodology
This test is intended only for patients who have history of foreign residence or travel. Physicians may request on other patients following consultation with lab.

Ranges
No O & P

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