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Laboratory Test Directory

Eosinophils, Nasal Smear (Updated)

Components

Name Method Department Units
Nasal Smear For Eosinophils Manual procedure
Core Lab, Hematology

Specimen Requirements

Nasal swab

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Alternate

Dual culture swab system

N/A
Stability

Room temperature - 24 hour(s)

Nares secretions (external)

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Air-dried smears

2
Stability

Room temperature - 2 hour(s)

Reasons for Rejection

  • Delayed or improper handling
  • Damaged smear

Comments

Two air dried slides must arrive in lab within 2 hours or be fixed /stained.

CPT Code

  • 89190