MTBS - Overview: Microsporidia Stain

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: MTBS    
Microsporidia Stain

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

Diagnosis of extra-intestinal microsporidiosis involving the lung, skin, and other organs, particularly in immunocompromised hosts


Diagnosis of ocular microsporidiosis

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

This test is intended to be ordered on specimens other than stool and urine.


See Parasitic Investigation of Stool Specimens Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions and Forms Library of PDFs including pertinent information and consent forms, specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test

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

Trichrome-Blue Stain (Ryan Modification)

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


Reporting Name A shorter or 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