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How is scabies diagnosed?

Your doctor can diagnose scabies by visual examination of a skin sample under a microscope and by a simple ink test of the burrows. Further diagnostic methods, such as a skin biopsy or histopathology test, may be required to confirm a suspected scabies infestation.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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