Malaria Smear

Last Modified: 5/17/2019 2:33:23 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes: Please contact PHL Client Response at 266-1500 (Option 1) to request a Stat courier pick up
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 3.0 mL Whole Blood in a Lavender Top Tube - EDTA
Collection Instructions:

Testing requires the patient's recent travel history and countries of travel, please print form Addendum A and return with order and specimen

Mix tube by inversion 5 times

Specimens must not be clotted. 

If specimen to be delayed by more than two hours,
 please make 1 thick and 2 thin slides must be sent with the specimen

For thin prep slide preparation see Addendum D or go to this CDC Reference for more information on thin and thick slide preparation

Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 8 hours Ambient
8 hours Refrigerated

Reference Range: No Malarial Parasites seen / Negative
Critical Ranges: Any parasite seen
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Microscopic
Clinical Significance:  
Custom Panel: No


Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: MALA1
EPIC Test Code: LAB2677
Alternate Test Names: Babesia Smear; Malaria - Blood Parasite; Malaria Smear ; Thick smear; Thick Smear – Malaria
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87207

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