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Ova and Parasites - Aspirate

Source Aspirate
Mnemonic M OP
Specimen Requirements

Acceptable specimens include: liver, lung, abdominal aspirates/fluid.
Submit specimen in sterile container.

Specimen Handling

All aspirates for ova and parasite examination MUST be received in the Microbiology laboratory within 1 hour of collection.

Store specimen at room temperature.
DO NOT refrigerate.

Additional Information
Testing Location CLS Microbiology
Testing Frequency Daily
Alternate Name(s)

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