Arthropod – Identification
This Test Information Sheet is for suspected lice fleas, bedbugs, maggots or mites removed from a human or vicinity.
Tick Identification is performed for surveillance purposes only. For Tick Identification information, refer to the Tick ID – Surveillance Test Information Sheet.
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Submission and Collection Notes
The suspected organism may be included under the ‘Test Description’
Indicate site of collection of the arthropod and any relevant clinical information for the patient.
The PHO laboratory will no longer identify arthropods from a non-human source. These arthropods should be referred to the Pest diagnostic Clinic at the University of Guelph.
Preparation Prior to Transport
Place specimen in a container and place in a biohazard bag and seal. Ensure that the container is labelled with the patient's full name and one other unique identifier such as date of birth or health card number, and that it matches the information on the requisition.