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Test Code Eos Smear Smear Eval for Eosinophils

Additional Codes

see Eosinophils - Urine for instructions regarding urine samples.

Clinical System Name

Smear Eval for Eosinophils

Synonyms

Nasal Smear for Eosinophils

Description

To copy for new tests

Sample Requirements

Specimen:  Nasal Specimen

Container(s):  Swab or Slide

Preferred Vol:  N/A

Minimum Vol:  N/A

Note: STOOL SAMPLES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.  Send a nasal smear (slide or swab).  Do not allow the swab to dry out.  Make smears immediately.  do not sandwich slides.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin:  N

Aliquot:  N

Temp

Note:  Deliver specimen and copy of requisition to Core Hematology for slide preparation and Wright Stain.   

Storage location

 

Off-site collection:  STOOL SAMPLES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.  Send a nasal smear (slide or swab).  Do not allow the swab to dry out.  Make smears immediately.  Do not sandwich slides.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Nasal Specimen Room temp  
  Refrigerated  
  Frozen  

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
  M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 1 hour

 

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory  

Department

Department:  Histology

Phone Number: (206) 987-2580; for results inquiries call (206) 987-2103.

 

 

Reference Range

Ref Range

Methodology

Method:

Analytical Volume:  n/a

Limitations:

CPT Codes

CPT

Special Instructions

Links to:

Consent Forms

Algorithms

Requisition

Req

Clinical Utility

Clinical Utility