Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Sarcoptes scabiei

Test Name: Sarcoptes scabiei
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Microbiology (VH)
Specimen Type: Skin scrapings
Collection Information: Use the flat edge of the scalpel or tongue depressor (if skin is flaky).

Collect the scrapings of skin at the track margins.

Place in a sterile container, with 70% alcohol.
Requisition: PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY TEST REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Daily

The specimen will be referred out Monday - Friday to the Public Health Lab.
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
3 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date: 2007-02-27
Revised Date: 2018-06-15
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Microscopy
Critical Information Required: In specimen description report that skin scrapings are for Scabies examination.
Storage & Shipment: The specimen must be at room temperature.

The specimen must be received within 24 hour of collection.
System Codes: 
Cerner
OAP
 
Referred To: Public Health Laboratory

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