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Test ID: MTBS    
Microsporidia Stain

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Diagnosis of intestinal microsporidiosis in patients with AIDS and others with unexplained diarrhea, especially after overseas travel

 

See Parasitic Investigation of Stool Specimens Algorithm in Special Instructions for other diagnostic tests that may be of value in evaluating patients with diarrhea.

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

See Parasitic Investigation of Stool Specimens Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Trichrome-Blue Stain (Ryan Modification)

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Microsporidia Stain

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Encephalitozoon
Entercytozoon
Nosema
Pleistophora