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Scabies investigation

Alternate names:
Scabies identification
Laboratory:
Microbiology
Test Code:
FUN
Specimen types:
Skin scraping
Container types:
Sterile JarSterile Jar
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab

Scabies collection instructions

Preparation

Wash the area of skin to be scraped with an alcohol swab.

Remove any ointment or residual applications using soap and water.

Disinfect the area with a skin cleansing alcohol wipe and allow it to dry.

Abrade the infested area with a sterile scalpel to the depth of pinpoint bleeding.

Transfer skin scrapings to a sterile yellow top pot for transport to the laboratory. Do NOT include the scalpel – dispose of in sharps bin

Label pot with patient name, UR No and DOB, date of collection, site of collection

Frequency:
As required
Result Turnaround Time:
2-3 days

SPECIMEN COLLECTION MODULE (SCM) FAQs - CLICK HERE

 

CLICK HERE for a consent form to perform tests not covered by Medicare

TURN AROUND TIMES - When will my result be available?

CLICK HERE for Minimum Labelling Requirements

CLICK HERE for a printable Pathology request form

CLICK HERE for a Log sheet for recording Pathology results

"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

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