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Leishmania, Giemsa Stain
|In House Availability||Monday-Friday, day shift|
|Method||Giemsa stain of smears|
|Collection Instructions||Contact parasitologist in Microbiology Lab x31268 prior to obtaining specimens, and to discuss appropriate types of samples and collection instructions.
Deliver the specimen to the laboratory within 30 minutes of collection.
For Leishmania culture, collect specimens on Monday - Thursday mornings only. Do NOT collect specimens in afternoon or on Fridays, weekends, and holidays.
|Ref Lab Rejection Criteria||`|
|Normal range||No Leishmania seen|
|Synonyms||Kala azar; Cutaneous leishmaniasis; Uta; Visceral leishmaniasis|
|Stability||Room temperature 24 hours|
|Turn around times||1-3 days|
|Additional information||Lesion biopsies and aspirates can be examined by stain and/or culture in patients with cutaneous or mucocutaneous leishmaniasis. Biopsy of liver, spleen, or lymph node, or bone marrow can be examined by stain and/or culture in visceral leishmaniasis (Kala azar). A portion of any tissue sample should also be submitted to Pathology.|
|Last Updated||1/17/2013 3:07:09 PM|