Turnaround Time: 2 - 6 days
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Detection of the itch mite that causes scabies in humans.

Collection Details:

Collection Instructions:

Slides or screw-cap container.

Place a drop of mineral oil on a sterile scalpel blade. Scrape a newly-developed papule vigorously six or seven times to remove the top of the papule. Transfer the scraped material mixed with oil to a glass slide, and place a second glass slide over the first. Rubber-band the two slides together.

Maintain specimen at room temperature.