Item Value
Test name Tapeworm Segments
Available Stat? No
Turn around times 1-3 days
In House Availability Monday-Friday, day shift
Performed by Microbiology
Normal range
Container type Urine cup or clean container with moistened gauze
Collection Instructions Collect 3 samples over 10 days (no more than one per 48 hours) to improve the chance of a positive result. Includes genus, species and stage of intestinal parasite on requisition.

Containers and instructions are available from Specimen Receiving, outpatient phlebotomy, or Microbiology.

Specimens may be collected by colonic aspiration or proctoscopy. Only SAF-preserved specimens should be submitted.
Sample type Stool

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