Urine for Schistosomiasis

Description: 
Microscopy for ova of Schistosoma haematobium
Clinical details: 
Schistosomiasis
Sample type and Volume required: 
Terminal urine (last few drops) ideally taken between 10.00 and 14.00

Turnaround time: 
Same day
Special sample instructions: 

Sterile Universal container - send sample to laboratory as soon as possible. Consider sending serum for serological investigation.

Storage and transport: 
Place labelled sample in a sealed sample bag and send to Central Specimen Reception (CSR).
Contacts:
Infection Sciences Department at St Thomas' Hospital
020 7188 8008
St Thomas' Hospital
North Wing - 5th Floor
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH
Core opening hours: Monday-Friday 0900-1730


For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 27/11/2017