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Test Code MALAR Malaria Smear

Performing Laboratory

Huntsville Hospital Laboratory

Methodology

Giemsa Stain

Specimen Requirements

Draw blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s), and send 5 mL of EDTA whole blood. Forward unprocessed whole blood promptly.

Do not refrigerate.

Specimen Stability Information

 

*Do not refrigerate

 

Specimen Type

Temperature

Time

Whole blood, EDTA

RT

2 hrs

 

 

Reject Due To

 

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other Refrigerated specimen 

 

Reference Values

Negative.  If positive, organism identified and quantified.


Critical value:  Presence of malarial parasites

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

CPT Coding

87207

Secondary ID

HHA1517

LOINC Coding

Test Name LOINC Code

Malaria Smear

32700-7