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Test Code CYCL Cyclospora Stain, Feces

Additional Codes

EMR Interface Order Code: 05275

Reporting Name

Cyclospora Stain

Useful For

The identification of Cyclospora cayetanensis as a cause of infectious gastroenteritis

Testing Algorithm

For other diagnostic tests that may be of value in evaluating patients with diarrhea; the following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-Laboratory Testing for Infectious Causes of Diarrhea

-Parasitic Investigation of Stool Specimens Algorithm

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type


Specimen Required

Patient Preparation: Patient should avoid use of antidiarrheal medication (ie, loperamide or Pepto-Bismol).

The presence of barium will interfere with this test.



-ECOFIX Stool Transport Vial (Kit) (T219)

-Formalin-Meridian 10% Buffered Neutral (T466)

-Stool container, Small (Random), 4 oz (T288)

-Sodium Acetate Formalin (SAF)

-Stool Collection Kit, Random (T635)


Submit only 1 of the following specimens:



Specimen Type: Preserved stool

Preferred: ECOFIX Stool Transport Vial (Kit) (T219)

Acceptable: 10% Buffered Formalin Stool Transport (Kit) (T466), Sodium Acetate Formalin (SAF)

Specimen Volume: 10 g

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient (preferred)/Refrigerated


Specimen Type: Unpreserved stool

Container/Tube: Stool container (T288)

Specimen Volume: 5 g

Specimen Stability Information: Refrigerated 3 days (preferred)/Frozen

Specimen Minimum Volume

Preserved stool: 1 g
Unpreserved stool: 2 g

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Fecal Varies

Reference Values


If positive, reported as Cyclospora cayetanensis detected.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; 12 p.m.

Test Classification

This test uses a standard method. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information



LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
CYCL Cyclospora Stain 50313-6


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
CYCL Cyclospora Stain 50313-6

Reject Due To

All specimens will be evaluated at Mayo Clinic Laboratories for test suitability.

Method Name

Safranin Stain


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)