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parasite exam, scabies
Synonyms: Scabies Slide 
Computer Code: (OVAMIT)
Specimen Collection: Skin scrapings of infested site. Scrape site with a scalpel, deposit scrapings onto a glass slide with a drop of mineral oil. Add a coverslip. Hand-carry to the lab in a slide carrier inside a biohazard bag. 
Minimum Volume: N/A 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Skin scrapings of infested site. Scrape site with a scalpel, deposit scrapings onto a glass slide with a drop of mineral oil. Add a coverslip. Transport to the lab in a slide carrier inside a biohazard bag. Transport specimen at room temperature. 
Reference Values: Negative (no mites or ova observed).  
Lab Code: MIC 
Requisition: SPEC M
Test Frequency: Daily 
Routine TAT: 2-24 hr after receipt 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 87220 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 52
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 04/24/2014
Time: 17:29:06 (24hr)