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What type of doctor can order a stool ova and parasite exam?

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Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Any doctor

Any physician who has access to laboratory can order this test, which requires a stool sample.
Most often though, this test is ordered by primary care physicians and gastroenterologists.

In brief: Any doctor

Any physician who has access to laboratory can order this test, which requires a stool sample.
Most often though, this test is ordered by primary care physicians and gastroenterologists.
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
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1 comment
Dr. Omega Edwards, m.d.
Stool for ova and parasites is a costly and time consuming test that is often ordered unnecessarily. Like any diagnostic test, this test should only be ordered when your doctor has a strong suspicion that you may actually have a an intestinal parasitic friend.
Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Any

Even a psychiatrist can order stool samples to be tested.
Sometimes there may be a problem finding a laboratory with excellent experience in these exams but specimens can be sent to labs from almost anywhere.

In brief: Any

Even a psychiatrist can order stool samples to be tested.
Sometimes there may be a problem finding a laboratory with excellent experience in these exams but specimens can be sent to labs from almost anywhere.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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