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
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Ecto parasite larvae/worm. 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 in a clean container.
Scrapings:
Place in 2-3 mL of 70-80 percent ethanol in a clean container.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Stool. Unpreserved specimens. Specimens in preservative other than ethanol.  
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 Name
2007361Parasite Examination, Macroscopic
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Aliases
  • bed bug
  • bot fly
  • cimex sp.
  • Ecto parasite larvae or worm detection
  • flea
  • lice
  • proglottid
  • scabies
  • tapeworm
  • tick