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Eosinophils, Stool Smear (Updated)

Components

Name Method Department Units
Stool smear for Eosinophils Manual microscopy
Core Lab, Hematology

Specimen Requirements

Stool

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Dual culture swab system

N/A
Stability

Room temperature - 24 hour(s)

Alternate

Sterile container

N/A
Stability

Room temperature - 2 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Not received within specified time frame

Comments

Off-site submission can be 2 air-dried slides/smears made from fresh stool. Properly identify slides with patient name, MR/DOB and date of collection. Ship in unbreakable/crush-proof slide carrier. Stability of air-dried slides submitted from off-site locations is indefinite.

CPT Code

  • 89055