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MALARIA SMEAR

Test Name  MALARIA SMEAR 
Mnemonic  MALARIA 
Lab Order Code   
CPT   87207 
Department  Main Lab 
Container  EDTA (Purple) 
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Handling  Prepare both thick and thin smears from EDTA blood within one hour of collection. Thick smears are used to locate organisms; thin smears are used to speciate. Performed Mon-Fri  
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Methodology  Methodology: Wright-Giemsa Sta 
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Reported   Once a day Mon-Fri 
Note  Slides must be prepared within one hour of collection 
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