Parasite Identification, Worm
•Gross Worm Identification
Diagnose parasitic infestation; identify worms recovered from patient; eliminate possibility of parasite presence.
Worm or segment of worm from urine, stool, sputum, or other clinical specimen.
Worms, or portions of them, must be submitted in formalin; the ova and parasite vial (Para-Pak® pink) may be used.
Maintain specimen at room temperature.
Improper labeling; dry specimen