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Test Code LABSCAEX Scabies Examination

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Test Name in EPIC EPIC Test Code Mnemonic



Microscopic Examination

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Skin Scrapings

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

Collection Instructions:

1. Provider prepares a scraping from an unscratched, inhabited burrow; wherever the patient says they itch at that very moment.

2. Use a strong light, magnifying glass, and a surgical blade to which a drop of mineral oil has been added.

3. Scrape several sites, place on a slide, and cover with a cover slip.

Additional Information:

1. Label container with patient’s name (first and last), date and actual time of collection, and type of specimen.
2. Specimen source is required.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient/Refrigerate NO/Frozen NO

Reference Values

An interpretive report will be provided.

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Performing Laboratory


Central Region: St. Joseph's - Baxter Clinic Lab, St. Joseph's - Brainerd Clinic Lab, St. Joseph's Medical Center Lab

East Region: Ashland Clinic Lab, Chisholm Clinic Lab, Deer River Hospital Lab, Ely Clinic Lab, Grand Rapids Clinic Lab, Hayward Clinic Lab, Hibbing Clinic Lab, International Falls Clinic Lab, Northern Pines Lab, Remer Clinic Lab, Sandstone Hospital Lab, SMDC Clinical Lab, Spooner Clinic Lab, St. Mary's Hospital - Superior Lab, Virginia Hospital Lab

West Region: South University Clinic Lab