Item Value
Test name Schistosoma species
Available Stat? No
Turn around times 1-3 days
In House Availability Monday-Friday, day shift
Performed by Microbiology
Normal range Negative
Container type
Stool Urine cup, SAF fixative vial for outpatients
Urine 24-hour urine container
Tissue Urine cup or sterile tube


SAF tubes and instructions available from the 1st floor ACC draw station, 2330 Post St draw station, 5th floor lab at Parnassus and 2nd floor lab at MtZ.
Collection Instructions Schistosoma haematobium, collect all urine voided between 10 am - 2 pm (peak egg excretion).

For Schistosoma species other than S. haematobium, collect 3 stool samples 48 hours apart.

Rectal or urinary bladder mucosal biopsy is suitable for detection of all species. Place tissue in saline-wetted gauze (do NOT soak tissue) and submit in a urine cup or tube.

Deliver urine, unpreserved stool, and tissue to laboratory within one hour of collection.

SAF tubes and instructions available from the 1st floor ACC draw station, 2330 Post St draw station, 5th floor lab at Parnassus and 2nd floor lab at MtZ.
Sample type Stool, Unfixed tissue, Random urine

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667