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DEMODEX INVESTIGATION ON EYELASHES

Synonym(s):

​Demodex

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​1. Prepare 2 microscopic glass slides. Label one slide with patient's name and NRIC on the frosted end with a 2B pencil.

2. Place collected eyelashes in between and in the centre of the 2 glass slides.

3. Tape the short ends of the glass slides with scotch tape and ensure eyelashes are secured.

4. Place in an appropriately labelled slide container - see Non-Gynaecological smear, fluid and Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) - General instruction for details.

5. Store at room temperature if unable to submit specimen to Cytology Laboratory on the same day.

A cytology non-gynaecological CPOE request that is completed and properly filled up - see the CPOE request for details.

Storage and Transport

Method

Test Results

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​90% of cases reported within 2 working days and 100% of cases reported within 7 working days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Daily

Remarks

Change History Notes

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