Test Catalog

Test ID: LCMSP    
Microsporidia species, Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies

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

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing


Advisory Information

For specimens other than feces or urine, MTBS / Microsporidia Stain, Varies should be ordered since it will detect other microsporidia that are not targeted by this assay.

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:



Specimen Type: Unpreserved feces

Supplies: Stool container, Small (Random), 4 oz (T288); Stool Collection Kit, Random (T635)

Container/Tube: Fecal container (T288)

Specimen Volume: 5 g


Specimen Type: Preserved feces

Supplies: ECOFIX Stool Transport Vial (Kit) (T219); Stool Collection Kit, Random (T635)

Container/Tube: ECOFIX preservative

Specimen Volume: 5 g


Specimen Type: Urine

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Collection Instructions: Mid-stream, clean-catch, suprapubic aspirates and catheterization collections are acceptable. Please submit in a clean, sterile container free from preservatives. The first portion of the voided urine (first void) is also acceptable.

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


If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

-Microbiology Test Request (T244)

-Gastroenterology and Hepatology Client Test Request (T728)

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

Feces: 1 g
Urine: 0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Other Urine containing preservatives Prostate secretions and samples Feces in preservatives other than ECOFIX

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Ambient 7 days
 Frozen 7 days