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Trypanosoma species, Direct smears

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code P409
Test group Trypanosoma
Performed by Microbiology
In House Availability Monday-Friday, day shift
Collection Instructions For blood samples note exact time of blood draw on requisition, as well as history of travel and residence.

Friday samples must be received by 1230 hours.
Container type
Blood Lavender or Dark Green top
CSF CSF tube or sterile collection tube
Amount to Collect 10 mL blood
Sample type EDTA whole blood, Bone marrow, Lymph node, CSF
Preferred volume 10 mL blood
Normal range
Synonyms Protozoam parasites; Chagas; borrelia; leishmania
Stability Room temperature 24 hours
Turn around times 1-3 days
Additional information Both thick and thin smears are prepared for Giemsa staining and reviewed. If negative a concentrate will be made and reviewed at an additional charge.
Last Updated 11/21/2013 12:58:15 PM
Entry Number 954

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