Stool Test for Ova and Parasite (O&P)

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This six-page handout helps people prepare for an ova and parasite (O&P) test, which checks a person's stool sample for the presence of parasites and their ova or eggs in the digestive tract. It explains how parasites can enter the body through the mouth or skin, and clarifies that treatment is based on what type of parasite is found in the O&P test. It identifies common signs of parasites, and provides guidance for prevention and care. The document contains brief instructions for collecting stool samples, and includes a place where a health care provider can specify how many samples to collect and where to take them, and check boxes to indicate how the samples should be handled. 

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Health Information Translations
Medical Review:
Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Resource developed in English and translated into other languages
Translation Review:
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A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Last Reviewed by Author(s):
1/1/2011
Record Last Updated:
10/26/2017

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