Blood Parasite Screen BPSCR

Method(s) Light Microscopy
Specimen Required
Collect One 3 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube.
Transport 3 mL whole blood at 20-25ºC.
Remarks Mix the tube several times to avoid clotting.
Stability Ambient: 24 hours
Unacceptable Conditions Clotted specimens.
Schedule Daily - 1st & 2nd shift, seven days a week
Billing Code 3010366
CPTCode 87207
Notes

This test replaces the Malaria Screen. This test is ordered on all blood parasite specimens by hematology. Blood Parasite Screen is used to order the test to be drawn and processed by Hematology. It is then sent to Microbiology for examination.

Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

See laboratory report.

No Appointment Necessary
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