Ova and Parasites: Scabies/Lice ID MITEID

Method(s) Light Microscopy
Specimen Required
Collect Mite.
Transport

Room temperature -
A. If scabies suspected, see link below.
B. If lice suspected: 1. Immerse parasite or hair (nits) in 5-10 mL 70% Ethanol in a clean container. 2. Fill out a requisition and request "r/o lice".

Remarks

Contact Customer Service at 315-461-3008 to obtain a Scabies Kit.

Stability

Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: 1 month

Unacceptable Conditions

Frozen, stool, unpreserved specimen

Schedule Mon-Fri
Billing Code 3010204
CPTCode 87168
Notes The diagnosis of scabies can be confimed by the demonstration of the mites or eggs. Because the mites are located under the surface of the skin, scrapings must be made of the infected area.
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Negative for Scabies and Lice.

No Appointment Necessary
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