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Test ID: ZH220 (PARID)

Parasite Identification

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  • Specimen Type: Varies-see instructions
  • Frequency: Setup: M-F; analytic time 1 day
  • Instructions: Specimen Type: Parasitic worms, insects, or mites SEE COMMENT FOR SPECIFIC COLLECTION/CONTAINER INSTRUCTIONS
  • Text: Specimen Type: Parasitic worms, insects, or mites Container/Tube: Sterile container (10% formalin or 70% alcohol may be added if appropriate specimen type) Specimen Volume: Entire specimen Collection Instructions: 1. For scabies, submit skin scrapings on glass microscope slide. Cover with a clean slide and fasten down to transport. Rubber bands work well. Transport slides in a clean, dry container. 2. Submit whole worms and worm segments in 70% alcohol or formalin. 3. Submit arthropods (ticks, lice, nits, bed bugs, etc) in a clean, dry container. Additional Information: 1. Specimen source and isolate description are required: morphology, tests performed, location of specimen, or other pertinent information. 2. Indicate reason for request.
  • Methodology: Macroscopic and Microscopic exam

 

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