Test Catalog

Search below or browse by department on the left hand menu for testing offered at Providence Health Care laboratories.

Testing not found here may be available via our send out program. Please refer to our send out test directory (requires PHC intranet access). Pre-approval by a laboratory physician is required for many send out tests for both inpatients and outpatients.

For questions or comments about this catalog please contact Dr. Janet Simons at janet.simons@providencehealth.bc.ca

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Test Name: Arthropod Identification (Lice, Mites, Ticks, etc.)

Test Code:

Collection Container: C&S Container

Sample Type: Live or dead arthropod


State travel history or other pertinent information.

Submit dry or in 70% alcohol.

Ticks may be submitted live or dead.  If submitting a live tick, include a dampened cotton ball in the container to keep moist.

Live ticks are required for Borrelia culture.