Arthropod Identification

Last Modified: 9/15/2022 7:24:20 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements:

Insect (Tick; Lice; etc.) in a Red Top Tube with a few drops of saline

For scabies: scrape skin into a sterile plastic container

Collection Instructions:  
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: Ambient
Reference Range:

Species Identification

Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments: Identification of insects may be referred to the Indiana State Department of Health for identification and/or confirmation
Methodology: Gross exam for macro organisms; Microscopic exam for Scabies
Clinical Significance:  
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 1 day
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: BUG
EPIC Test Code: LAB2107
Alternate Test Names: Arachnid Idendification; Insect Idendification; Lice Idendification; Scabies Identification; Tick Identification
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87168

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