Test Details

Mnemonic

ARTID

Ordering Code

3424000

CPT-4 Code(s)

87168

Specimen Information

Collect

Tick/Arthopod
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Specimen Preparation

Place tick (insect, larva) in 70% alcohol as soon as possible. Submit in a screw capped plastic container ensuring the cap is as tight as possible to prevent leakage. Also place container in separate plastic bag to prevent leakage and contamination of other samples.
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Alternate Specimen

Suspected ectoparasites placed in 10% formalin or alcohol
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Transport Temperature

Room temperature
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Rejection Criteria

Frozen samples
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Stability

Alcohol preserved tick, insect, larva etc:
Room temperature: 1 year
Refrigerated: 1 year
Frozen: Unacceptable
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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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