OAP - Overview: Parasitic Examination

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: OAP    
Parasitic Examination

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

Detection and identification of parasitic protozoa and the eggs and larvae of parasitic helminths


Includes concentrated wet preparation and permanent (trichrome) stained preparation as well as an exam for fecal leukocytes.

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

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-Parasitic Investigation of Stool Specimens Algorithm

-Laboratory Testing for Infectious Causes of Diarrhea

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


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


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

Parasitic Examination

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

O and P (Ova and Parasites)
Trichrome Stain
Egg Cyst
Parasitic Exam
Amoeba, Ameba
Isospora, Isospora belli, Cystoisospora