Scabies tests

Tests could include:

  • History and Physical Exam
  • Burrow Ink Test
  • Wood Lamp Exam
  • Potassium Hydroxide (KOH) Skin Test
  • Microscopic examination for scabies (procedure)
  • Skin Examination
  • Skin Biopsy
  • The Wood's lamp examination is a procedure that uses transillumination (light) to detect bacterial or fungal skin infections. It also can detect skin pigment disorders such as vitiligo or other irregularities in the skin. Sometimes the procedure i...
  • A skin lesion biopsy is a simple medical procedure in which a sample of your skin is removed and tested in a laboratory. The sample taken during a biopsy is often very small-often the size of a grain of rice. The sample size is just large enough f...
  • Suspicious of a mole, freckle or spot on your skin? Read about tests to expect during a visit with your doctor.
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