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Test Code MICR0034 Parasite Identification, Bug

Useful For

The identification of parasite genus and/or species (tick, lice, etc.)

Methodology

Microscopic observation

Performing Laboratory

Bozeman Health Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Suspected parasitic bug

Container/Tube: Clean, leak-proof container

Collection Instructions:

  1. Collect suspected bug in a clean, leak-proof container and seal tightly.  
  2. Label container with patient’s name (first and last), date and actual time of collection.

Specimen Rejection:  

  1. Stool is not acceptable.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87168