Test Details

Mnemonic

TICKI

Ordering Code

3515060

CPT-4 Code(s)

87168, plus 87801 if reflexed, at additional cost

Specimen Information

Collect

Tick in 70% alcohol

Specimen Preparation

Send tick, insect, larva, in 70% alcohol in a sterile screw capped plastic container.

Alternate Specimen

Insect, larva

Minimum Volume

1 tick

Transport Temperature

Room temperature

Rejection Criteria

Samples in anything but 70% alcohol
Dried samples

Stability

Room temperature: 14 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

Methodology

Microscopic and Macroscopic Examination
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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