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Test Name: Stool Ova & Parasite (O&P) Exam
Collection Container: Ova & Parasite (SAF Fixative) Container (available from Microbiology)
Sample Type: Stool
Specimens submitted in SAF Fixative cannot be used for culture nor molecular testing for C. difficile toxin. Submit a separate specimen if these additional tests are required.
This test is referred out (require BC CDC Parasitology requisition).