Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: November 16, 2019 @ 10:13 am

4640

Parasite Identification

Specimen:Collect:
  • Parasite in Formalin Vial

Also Acceptable:
  • Skin Scrapings in Sterile Specimen Container
Submit:
  • Parasite in Formalin Vial. Submit Ambient.

Also Acceptable:
  • Skin Scrapings in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Ambient.
Special Handling:
  • Submit suspected parasite (worms, proglottides, larvae, etc) in 10% formalin, Ambient
    For scabies, submit skin scrapings (lice, mite, ticks, etc) in sterile container, Ambient
Stability:Ambient: 6 Month(s); Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Microscopy
Performed:Mon-Fri
Reported:1-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87177
Components:
  • 4640 - PARASITE IDENTIFICATION
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