Collect stool and transfer 5.0 g to either a Total-Fix vial or a 10% Formalin vial. The fluid or liquid stool must reach the fill line on the vial.
Room temp: 30 days, Refrigerated: 30 days, Frozen: unacceptable
3-5 days, Performed Mon-Fri
Microsporidia infection was first recognized as a cause of chronic diarrhea in patients infected with HIV. Microsporidia may also cause pneumonia, acute bilateral keratoconjunctivitis, and infection of the biliary and pancreatic ducts.