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Parasite Identification, Arthropod

CPT: 87168
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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. (Use 70% ethanol for ticks when additional testing by PCR is requested.)


    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


    LOINC® Map

    Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
    188664 Parasite ID, Arthropod 10644-3 188665 Parasite ID, Arthropod 10644-3

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