Test Overview
Test Methodology

Provider performed microscopy- mineral oil immersion or cellophane tape method

Test Usage

Performed by authorized providers in the point of care. Demodex species are considered a normal component of the skin microbiome; however, it is thought that overgrowth of the Demodex mite can lead to Demodex folliculitis. Clinical identification of Demodex mites is helpful in confirming Demodex folliculitis. This is best accomplished with mineral oil preparation or cellophane tape method.

Reference Range *

Negative

Test Limitations

•Use of a contaminated reagent can cause false positive exam.
•The ability to get a positive result is very dependent on location from which scraping is acquired.

Test Details
Soft Order Code
PPMDP
MiChart Code
Demodex Mite Skin Analysis, PPM
Laboratory
Point of Care
Section
Point of Care
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Skin scraping or cellophane tape method

Additional Information

For more test specific information, please refer to the test procedure found on the Michigan Medicine POC website: https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/point-of-care

Billing
CPT Code
87220
LOINC
673-4
NY State Approved
No