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Parasites, Hepatic Abscess Aspirate

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code P401
Test group Parasites
Performed by Microbiology
In House Availability Monday-Friday, day shift
Method Wet mount and iron-hematoxylin-stained smears are examined for, e.g., E. histolytica
Container type Clean container or Red top vacutainer
Amount to Collect See preferred volume
Sample type Aspirate fluid
Preferred volume 2 mL aspirate
Processing notes maintain sample at room temperature
Normal range
Critical value E. histolytica identified.
Stability Unpreserved 1 hour (but not rejected if > 1 hour)
Additional information If the specimen is QNS to prepare stained smears, a wet mount alone will be done and procedure P412 charged.
LOINC code 10704-5
Last Updated 3/24/2013 7:27:45 PM
Entry Number 713
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