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Eosinophils, sputum

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 collection.
Container type Glass slides in slide holder
Sample type 2 air-dried sputum smears
Preferred volume 2 air-dried sputum smears
Min. Volume 1 air-dried sputum smear
Normal range Not established
Synonyms Hansel stain
Turn around times 3-72 hours
Additional information Screening test to aid in diagnosis of asthma, bronchitis and some types of pneumonia.
CPT coding 85999-90
LOINC code 10327-5
Last Updated 6/24/2016 12:19:32
Entry Number 344
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