Scabies Examination

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Clinical Use:

Detection of the itch mite that causes scabies in humans

Specimen Type:

Submit skin scrapings between two glass slides rubber-banded together, or place dry scrapings in a sterile screw-cap container.

Container Type: 

Slides or screw-cap container


Place a drop of mineral oil on a sterile scalpel blade. Scrape a newly-developed papule vigorously six or seven times to remove the top of the papule. Transfer the scraped material mixed with oil to a glass slide, and place a second glass slide over the first. Rubber-band the two slides together

Storage Instructions:

Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Rejection Criteria

Inadequate labeling

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Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136

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