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Trypanosoma species, Direct smears
|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.
|Amount to Collect||10 mL blood|
|Sample type||EDTA whole blood, Bone marrow, Lymph node, CSF|
|Preferred volume||10 mL blood|
|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|
If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667