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PARASITE EXAM MACROSCOPIC

Mnemonic

PARASITE ID

Synonym

Mite - Scabies - Tick - Larva - Insect Identification - Worm Identification

Includes

Ruling out, or identification of, a macroscopic object as a human parasite.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Collect object in a spill-proof, tightly sealed container that is preferably see-through. It is acceptable, but not required, to add alcohol or saline to container, but do not add formalin.

Preferred Volume

1-3 similar objects

Minimum Volume

1 object

Transport

Room Temperature (Refrigeration is also acceptable)

Rejection Criteria

Freezing may effect some objects.

Stability

Depends on object, usually Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 3 days

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Reported

24 hours

Method

Macroscopic/Dissecting Scope

Reference Values

Reference Values

Not a human parasite

CPT Codes

87172

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:40:26 AM


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