Mobile Site ›

Test Catalog

Test ID: PARID    
Parasite Identification

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

Yes

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

 

Diagnosing delusional parasitosis

 

Identifying ticks, including Ixodes (carrier of Lyme disease)

Reflex Tests Lists test(s) that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial test(s)

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

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) 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, free-living insects).

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

BUG: Arthropod and Artifact Identification

WORMY: Gross and Microscopic Examination

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Parasite Identification

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

Louse Identification
Mite Identification
Scabies
Tick Identification
Tapeworm Indentification
Bedbug Indentification