Test ID: OAPNS    
Ova and Parasite, Microscopy, Varies

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

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
BCONConcentrate ExamNo, (Bill Only)No
BDIRDirect Prep ExamNo, (Bill Only)No
BTRIStain Slide ExamNo, (Bill Only)No
FILBFilaria Bill OnlyNo, (Bill Only)No

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

Reflex testing will be added and performed by the laboratory based on the following criteria:

-Specimen source

-Specimen type: Unpreserved, refrigerate versus preserved

-Indication of parasites suspected

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


May include Touch/Tease Preparation, Direct Wet Preparation, Concentrated Wet Preparation, Permanent (Trichrome or Giemsa) Stained Preparation.

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


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Ova and Parasite, Microscopy, Varies

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

Amoeba, Ameba
Egg Cyst
Helminth Echinococcus
O and P (Ova and Parasites)
Parasitic Exam
Trichrome Stain