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Test ID: PARID    
Parasite Identification, Varies

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Gross identification of parasites (eg, worms) and arthropods (eg, ticks, bed bugs, lice, mites)

 

Detecting or eliminating the suspicion of parasitic infection by identifying suspect material passed in stool or found on the body

 

Supporting the diagnosis of delusional parasitosis

 

Identifying ticks, including Ixodes species (the vector for Lyme disease)

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
BUGArthropod IdentificationNo, (Bill Only)No
WORMYParasite IdentificationNo, (Bill Only)No

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is ordered, 1 of the 2 reflex tests above will be performed and charged based on whether the object is an arthropod or worm. For parasite artifacts and nonhuman parasites, the reflex test performed will be based on whether the object most closely resembles a worm (eg, mucus strands, food material, fibers) or an arthropod (eg, ticks, mites, free-living insects).

 

See Parasitic Investigation of Stool Specimens Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

BUG: Arthropod and Artifact Identification

WORMY: Gross and Microscopic Examination

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Parasite Identification

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Scabies
Bedbug
Louse
Mite
Tapeworm
Tick
Flea
Worm