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Eosinophils, nasal smear

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code MOLT
Test group Eosinophils
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Microscopic examination/Wright's Stain
Collection Instructions Smears should be made by the physician at the time of nasal swabbing.
Container type Slides in slide holder
Sample type 2 air-dried nasal smears
Preferred volume 2 air-dried nasal smears
Min. Volume 1 air-dried nasal smears
Normal range ≤19% eosinophils
Synonyms Hansel stain; Allergic rhinitis
Turn around times 4-72 hours
Additional information Screening test to aid in diagnosis of allergic rhinitis.
CPT coding 89190-90
LOINC code 9727-9
Last Updated 6/24/2016 12:18:10
Entry Number 343
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