Scabies Examination

CPT: 87169
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Test Details

Use

Detection of the itch mite that causes scabies in humans

Methodology

Microscopic evaluation

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Submit skin scrapings between two glass slides rubber-banded together, or place dry scrapings in a sterile screw-cap container.

Container

Slides or screw-cap container

Collection

Place a drop of mineral oil on a sterile scalpel blade. Scrape a newly-developed papule vigorously six or seven times to remove the top of the papule. Transfer the scraped material mixed with oil to a glass slide, and place a second glass slide over the first. Rubber-band the two slides together.

Storage Instructions

Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Causes for Rejection

Inadequate labeling

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
188615 Scabies Examination 9787-3 188616 Scabies Examination 9787-3

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