Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
KOH exam for scabies

Synonyms
Scabies - KOH exam

CMH Lab Section
Microbiology

Specimen Requirements
Scrape a newly developed papule with a scalpel coated in mineral oil. Transfer the scrapings in oil to a clean glass slide. Cover with a second glass slide and fasten with a rubber band for transport to the laboratory.

Availability
Routine

Turn Around Time
24-hours

Methodology
KOH microscopic exam

Ranges
no scabies seen

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