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Parasite Examination, Macroscopic 
2007361
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
ECTO ID
Methodology
Qualitative Macroscopy/Microscopy
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-4 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Macroscopic parasite (larvae, worm, anthropod, insect, tick). If scabies is suspected, scrape the skin from the leading edge of the lesion.  
Specimen Preparation
Parasite: Immerse parasite in 5-10 mL of 70-80 percent ethanol (or other alcohol) in a clean container.
Scrapings:
Place in 2-3 mL of 70-80 percent ethanol (or other alcohol) in a clean container.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Stool. Unpreserved specimens. Specimens in preservative other than ethanol (or other alcohol).  
Remarks
Specimen source preferred.  
Stability
Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
Identification of ecto parasite or larval form.


Note
CPT Code(s)
87169
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2007361Parasite Examination, Macroscopic42807-8
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Aliases
  • bed bug
  • bot fly
  • cimex sp.
  • Ecto parasite larvae or worm detection
  • flea
  • lice
  • proglottid
  • scabies
  • tapeworm
  • tick