Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Ova and Parasites-Ticks/Arthropods

Test Name: Ova and Parasites-Ticks/Arthropods
Alternate Name(s): Ticks
Arthropods
Laboratory: Microbiology (VH)
Specimen Type: Ticks, mites etc.
Collection Information: Collect in a sterile container with no preservative.
Requisition: PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY TEST REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Daily
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
1-2 days
If confirmation required by PHL: 3-4 days
Stat
N/A
 
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date: 2007-05-29
Revised Date: 2018-06-15
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Macro and Microscopic analysis
Critical Information Required: History of recent travel (locally or abroad).
Storage & Shipment: Keep specimen at room temperature.

Specimen must be received in Microbiology within 24 hours of collection.
System Codes: 
Cerner
OAP
 
Referred To: If confirmation necessary, sent to the Public Health Laboratory, London.

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