Cyclospora Banking (NPHLBK)  

IMPORTANT! Pre-approval needed from state or local health department. Local or State Health Department. Send approval to or call (402) 559-9444.

NPHL has moved to an electronic ordering system, NUlirt, and it is now the preferred method to order all tests. Once ordered, print a "batch list" (see NUlirt Guide).

Forms Required - Nulirt batch list or NPHL Test Request Form (completed in entirety) must accompany the specimen to include the following information: symptoms and date of onset, pregnancy status, travel and vaccine history. Testing will not be performed without all required information.

Please call NPHL Client Services at (402) 559-2440 or toll free at (800) 334-0459 for further clarification.


Test: Cyclospora Banking  
Synonym: Cyclosporiasis  
  • Banking and sequencing
  • No pre-approval needed
  • Performed Monday-Friday
  • Tournaround time 24-48 hours
  • Fresh stool
  • Stool in any preservation media except formalin
Collection Device:
  • Add stool to fill line marked on proto-fix vialt
  • Follow manufacturer's recommendations
  • Seal with Parafilm™ or tape
  • Test subject to CLIA regulations and requires 2 patient identifiers on container and requisiton forms
  • Minimum 1 mL
  • Dry specimen
  • Leaking container
  • Specimen in formalin
Specimen Stability:
  • Store at 4 ºC
Reference Interval:  
Reportable Disease:  
  • Test results are to be used for epidemiological and infection control purposes only
Revised: 4/2/2024 
If you have questions about proper specimen collection, please call NPHL Client Services at (402) 559-2440 or toll free at (800) 334-0459.