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Test Code SHUR Schistosoma Exam, Random, Urine

Reporting Name

Schistosoma Exam, U

Useful For

Aiding in the diagnosis of schistosomiasis infections involving the urinary tract

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type


Specimen Required

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

5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Urine Refrigerated 7 days

Reference Values


If positive, organism identified

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Saturday; 8 a.m.- 4 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
SHUR Schistosoma Exam, U 10715-1


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
SHUR Schistosoma Exam, U 10715-1

Clinical Information

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.


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.

Clinical Reference

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:

3. World Health Organization (WHO): Schistosomiasis (Bilharzia). WHO. Accessed August 18, 2020. Available at:

Analytic Time

1 day

Reject Due To

Preserved urine Reject

Method Name


Secondary ID