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Parasites, Blood Smear


Name Method Department Units
Blood smear for parasites Visual inspection
Core Lab, Hematology

Specimen Requirements

Reasons for Rejection

  • Over or under filled tube
  • Not received within specified time frame
  • Clotted specimen
  • Refrigerated specimen


Please include history of recent travel outside of United States. Must also have CBC (CPT 85025) performed. If capillary collection is performed, submit TWO microtainers filled to the appropriate final volume. Make certain disinfecting alcohol has dried at the puncture site. Ideally, sample should arrive in Lab within 1 hour of collection but samples received up to 4 hours from collection will be accepted. Final review and reporting is by Pathologist.

CPT Code

  • 87207