Other isolates of clinical significance: Faeces - Ova, Cysts and Parasites
Site(s) or Laboratory offering Test/Investigation
Cryptosporidium and Giardia sp. Are included on the Gastrointestinal PCR screen. Any other parasites can be screened via Microscopy and/or sent away to the reference laboratory. NB - Correct diagnosis is heavily dependent on clinical information on relevant travel, exposure, activities or hobbies. No testing on Sun/BH without prior arrangement.
Storage conditions and sample stability between collection and transport to Lab
>12 Hrs/ 24 Hrs Delays - refrigerate
Faeces (Blue top or other sterile container)
Turnaround times (TAT) Urgent/Routine/GP or OPD
If UKAS Accredited Test indicate at which site