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Test ID BLOD0851 Malarial smear

AKA

MALARIA

Container Type

Peripheral Blood smears, thick and thin

Specimen type/Requirements

Whole blood

Specimen Volume

5 Thick and 5 Thin smears

Minimum Volume

5 Thick and 5 Thin smears

Stability

room temp

Transport Temperature

Room temp

Instructions

Use blood directly from syrine (no heparin or EDTA additives) to make 5 thin and 5 thick smears.

Performed Test Frequency

Daily (Monday-Sunday)

Methodology

Microscopy

CPT

87207

Performing Lab

Microbiology Department Sanford Bismarck