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Test Code SCABE Scabies Screen

Methodology

Direct Examination

Performing Laboratory

Mary Washington Healthcare-Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine-Histology/Cytology

Specimen Requirements

1. Scrape involved skin with scalpel blade.

2. Place scrapings on a glass slide and apply coverslip.

3. Label container with patient’s name (first and last), Social Security number or date of birth (inpatients:  medical record number), date and time of collection, collector’s initials, and type of specimen.

4. Forward promptly at ambient temperature.

Reference Values

See report.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday