Test Catalog

Test Id : SHUR

Schistosoma Exam, Random, Urine

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

Aiding in the diagnosis of schistosomiasis infections involving the urinary tract

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


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


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

Schistosoma Exam, U

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

Schistosoma haematobium

Specimen Type
Describes the specimen type validated for testing



Question ID Description Answers
Q00M0052 Specimen Source

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

Supplies: Urine Tubes, 10 mL (T068)

Collection Container/Tube: Clean, plastic urine collection container

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic, 10-mL urine tube

Specimen Volume: 10 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a random urine specimen. Preferred time of collection between the hours of 12 noon and 3 p.m. but not required. A 24-hour urine collection is also acceptable.

2. No preservative.

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

5 mL

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

Preserved urine Reject

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 Type Temperature Time Special Container
Urine Refrigerated 7 days

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

Aiding in the diagnosis of schistosomiasis infections involving the urinary tract

Clinical Information
Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test

Schistosomiasis is an infection caused by several species of trematodes (flukes) in the genus Schistosoma. The adult worms of Schistosoma haematobium inhabit the venus plexus of the bladder and produce eggs that are typically passed in the urine. Peak egg excretion occurs between noon and 3 p.m. Identification of characteristic eggs in urine is diagnostic for infection with this organism.

Reference Values
Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.


If positive, organism identified

Provides information to assist in interpretation of the test results

A positive result indicates the presence of Schistosoma species ova in urine.


A negative result does not rule out the presence of Schistosoma species since ova may be present at levels below the detection limits of this assay, or infection may not involve the urinary tract.

Discusses conditions that may cause diagnostic confusion, including improper specimen collection and handling, inappropriate test selection, and interfering substances

No significant cautionary statements

Clinical Reference
Recommendations for in-depth reading of a clinical nature

1. Ash L, Orihel T: Atlas of Human Parasitology. 5th ed. American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Press; 2007

2. Global Health, Division of Parasitic Diseases: Parasites- Schistosomiasis. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Reviewed Apri 11, 2018. Accessed August 18, 2020. Available at: www.cdc.gov/parasites/schistosomiasis/index.html

3. World Health Organization (WHO): Schistosomiasis (Bilharzia). WHO. Accessed August 18, 2020. Available at: www.who.int/health-topics/schistosomiasis#tab=tab_1

Method Description
Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Filter concentration of urine has been shown to increase recovery of Schistosoma haematobium eggs from urine. Ten mL of urine is passed through a membrane filter and the filter is examined under the microscope for the characteristic eggs.(Garcia L: Diagnostic Medical Parasitology. 6th ed. ASM Press, 2016)

PDF Report
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Day(s) Performed
Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.

Monday through Saturday

Report Available
The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

1 to 4 days

Specimen Retention Time
Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

Until reported

Performing Laboratory Location
Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test


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Test Classification
Provides information regarding the medical device classification for laboratory test kits and reagents. Tests may be classified as cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and used per manufacturer instructions, or as products that do not undergo full FDA review and approval, and are then labeled as an Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR) product.

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information
Provides guidance in determining the appropriate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code(s) information for each test or profile. The listed CPT codes reflect Mayo Clinic Laboratories interpretation of CPT coding requirements. It is the responsibility of each laboratory to determine correct CPT codes to use for billing.

CPT codes are provided by the performing laboratory.



LOINC® Information
Provides guidance in determining the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) values for the order and results codes of this test. LOINC values are provided by the performing laboratory.

Test Id Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
SHUR Schistosoma Exam, U 10715-1
Result Id Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Applies only to results expressed in units of measure originally reported by the performing laboratory. These values do not apply to results that are converted to other units of measure.
SHUR Schistosoma Exam, U 10715-1

Test Setup Resources

Setup Files
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Excel | Pdf

Sample Reports
Normal and Abnormal sample reports are provided as references for report appearance.

Normal Reports | Abnormal Reports

SI Sample Reports
International System (SI) of Unit reports are provided for a limited number of tests. These reports are intended for international account use and are only available through MayoLINK accounts that have been defined to receive them.

SI Normal Reports | SI Abnormal Reports