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Test Code MALH Malaria Smear

Specimen Type

Blood

Container

Lavender top

Preferred Volume

4 mL

Availability

24/7

Turnaround Time

24 hours

STAT Availability

Available

Test Methodology

Wright Giemsa stain light microscopy

CPT Code

87207

Test Includes

Examination of thick and thin smears. If positive, includes speciation and percent parasitemia

STAT Turnaround Time

1 hour

Reference Range

No organisms identified

Critical Results

Presence of malaria, babesiosis, trypanosomiasis and / or filariasis. Percent parasitemia

Minimum Volume

2 mL in 4 mL tube, 1.5 mL in 3 mL tube mL

Fee Code

53585