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Test Code LAB247/8182/PARID Parasite Identification

Important Note

Microbiology

Specimen Type

Whole worms, worm segments, or other objects: 70% alcohol or 10% formalin vial.
Arthropods: Clean, dry container.
Suspected Scabies: (see processing instructions):
Place slides in slide holder or place in sterile cup to prevent breakage.

Specimen Required

MIN: N/A

PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS

INPATIENT: BRING DIRECTLY TO LABORATORY, WITHOUT DELAY.

OUTPATIENT: STORE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE.

METHOD

MICROSCOPY

TRANSPORT TEMPERATURE

Room temperature

DAY(S) TEST PERFORMED

MONDAY-SATURDAY

SYNONYM

Vector, Tick, Worm, Fly, Scabies

Additional Information

Label specimen with suspected parasite type (arthropod, worm, scabies etc.) and document body collection site.

Suspected Scabies: using 2 slides, labeled with patient name and DOB, place skin scraping onto on slide in single layer (do not place large diameter
tissue).
Place second slide over the top of the first slide to seal the tissue. Tape the slides tightly together so that they do not move.
Place slides in slide holder or place in sterile cup to prevent breakage. Label container with test name: Parasite ID, suspect: scabies, Source: skin
scraping and site (right arm, left leg etc.)