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Ectoparasite Identification

Source Ectoparasite
Mnemonic M PID
Specimen Requirements

Acceptable specimen: hair, skin, whole insect, lice, fleas, crab lice, ticks.

Collect into a dry, sealed, preferably, clear container or sterile container.
Specimen may also be submitted in 70% alcohol.

Specimen Handling

Store at room temperature.

DO NOT add formalin.

Additional Information
Testing Location

CLS Microbiology

Testing Frequency

Daily

Alternate Name(s)

 


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