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What information do I have to bring along to do the stool ova and parasite exam?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
15 doctors agree

In brief: Just stool

If you have a good stool sample and it's in the proper container, the lab should be able to run an o&p test without any further information.

In brief: Just stool

If you have a good stool sample and it's in the proper container, the lab should be able to run an o&p test without any further information.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey
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Dr. Thomas Riney
can be expensive depending on which lab you take it to, shop around
Dr. Slade Suchecki
The stool usually goes into a fixative
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Nothing

Just bring your stool specimens in an appropriate container kit and your lab order from your doctor with the diagnosis is all you need!

In brief: Nothing

Just bring your stool specimens in an appropriate container kit and your lab order from your doctor with the diagnosis is all you need!
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: History of travel

People in us rarely have a positive test for stool ova and parasites.
It would a concern if you traveled to a country with poor hygienic standards and practices.

In brief: History of travel

People in us rarely have a positive test for stool ova and parasites.
It would a concern if you traveled to a country with poor hygienic standards and practices.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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