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Test Code MISCLB (Scabies Exam)   Scabies Exam

Methodology

KOH Prep of Skin or Hair for Mites or Lice/Microscopic

Performing Laboratory

State Hygienic Laboratory Iowa City, IA

Specimen Requirements

Collect specimen as follows:

 

Body Hair
1. Submit body hair in a screw-capped, sterile container with 70% ethanol.

2. Maintain sterility and forward promptly at ambient temperature.

Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

 

Skin Scrapings
1. Scrape the skin from the leading edge of the lesion with a scalpel containing a drop of mineral oil.

2. Place scraping on a drop of mineral oil on a slide, coverslip, and send in a slide transport.

3. Maintain sterility and forward promptly at ambient temperature.

Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87168