8136 Arthropod Identification

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Suspect parasite submitted fresh or in 70% alcohol Specimen is stable for 1 year at room temperature if stored in alcohol preserve See Report

Specimen Requirements

Specimens should be submitted in clean, leak-proof container. Store at room temperature.
Specimen Type:Suspect parasite submitted fresh or in 70% alcohol


Microscopic and macroscopic examination and conventional identification techniques


Monday – Friday

Clinical Utility

Diagnosis of a disease or infestation with arthropods/insects may be achieved by recovery and identification of the intact arthropod/insect.

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