Test Catalog

Test ID: LCMSP    
Microsporidia species, Molecular Detection, PCR

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Detection of Enterocytozoon bieneusi and Encephalitozoon species in stool and urine specimens to support the clinical diagnosis of microsporidiosis

Highlights

This test is intended to be used for immunocompromised patients with persistent, watery diarrhea. See the Parasitic Investigation of Stool Specimens Algorithm.

 

This test is intended to be used for the detection of Enterocytozoon bieneusi and Encephalitozoon species DNA in stool and urine specimens to support the clinical diagnosis of microsporidiosis. Other sources should be tested using MTBS / Microsporidia Stain.

 

A negative result indicates the absence of detectable DNA from Enterocytozoon bieneusi and Encephalitozoon species in the specimen, but does not rule out ongoing microsporidiosis. See Interpretation for more information.

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

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-Parasitic Investigation of Stool Specimens Algorithm

-Laboratory Testing for Infectious Causes of Diarrhea

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

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

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization

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

Yes

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

Microsporidia PCR

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

Encephalitozoon
Enterocytozoon