Schistosome Exam
Label Mnemonic: SCHEX
Epic Lab Code: LAB8625
Microbiology
BT 6004
356-2591
Bacteriology/Virology Section
Specimen(s):
Unpreserved Urine
Collection of a midday urine specimen or a 24 hr collection in a container without preservatives. Peak egg excretion occurs between noon and 3 PM. No gray top tubes.

Deliver to lab ASAP.
Collection Medium:
Sterile container
Minimum:
10 mL
Rejection Criteria:
Urine specimen containing Preservatives. Gray top tubes are unacceptable.
Midday urine collection >24 hrs old.
24 hr urine collection >48 hrs old.
Delivery Instructions:
Deliver to laboratory immediately after collection. Keep at room temperature. Do not refrigerate.
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
24 hours (upon receipt in laboratory)
Methodology:
Concentration
CPT Code:
87210