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INSECT IDENTIFICATION

Mnemonic

PARASITE ID

Synonym

Arthropod Identification - Bed Bug

Includes

Macroscopic identification insect. Tick, Flea, Lice, Mite, Bedbug, Botfly identification.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Submit dead or alive in leakproof clean container.

Preferred Volume

Whole insect

Transport

Room Temperature

Rejection Criteria

Dried up, smashed, or too small a piece for identification

Stability

24-72 hours

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Reported

24-72 hours

Method

Visualization, possible Microscopy

Referral Lab

Sent to OSU Corvallis if further identification is required

Reference Values

Reference Values

Not a human pathogen

CPT Codes

87172

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:17 AM


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