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Parasite Identification, Arthropod

CPT: 87168
Updated on 04/2/2021

Expected Turnaround Time

1 - 5 days



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Microbiology Specimen Collection and Transport Guide


    Specimen Requirements


    Specimen

    Arthropod


    Container

    Sterile screw-cap container containing 70% ethanol or Para-Pak® pink vial containing formalin

    Sterile screw-cap container containing 70% ethanol or Para-Pak® pink vial containing formalin. (Use 70% ethanol for ticks when additional testing by PCR is requested.)

    Sterile screw-cap container containing 70% ethanol or Para-Pak® pink vial containing formalin


    Storage Instructions

    Maintain specimen at room temperature.


    Causes for Rejection

    Inadequate labeling


    Test Details


    Use

    Identification of arthropods (eg, ticks, mites, lice, etc) of medical importance


    Methodology

    Macroscopic and microscopic evaluation


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