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Test Code SHUR Schistosoma Exam, Urine

Reporting Name

Schistosoma Exam, U

Useful For

As an aid in diagnosing schistosomiasis infections involving the urinary tract

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type


Specimen Required

Collection Container/Tube: Clean, plastic urine collection container

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic, 10-mL urine tube (T068)

Specimen Volume: 10 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a random urine specimen between the hours of 12 noon and 3 p.m.

2. No preservative.

Additional Information: A 24-hour urine collection is also acceptable.

Specimen Minimum Volume

5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
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. 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

Ash L, Orihel T: Atlas of Human Parasitology. Fifth edition. Chicago, IL. American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Press;2007

Analytic Time

1 day

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Method Name


Secondary ID