Test Catalog

Test

Code
M031
Name
MALARIA AND BLOOD PARASITE EXAM
Description

Alternative Names: PLASMODIUM SMEAR BLOOD PARASITES, MALARIA, 20410, Y128, M031
Includes: Parasite identified
Sample Type: Blood, Blood Smears Appropriately Prepared (Thin and Thick)
Preferred Container: Dedicated EDTA (Lavender Top) Tube and Slides in Slide Carrier
Sample Volume: 1.0 mL EDTA, 2 Thick and 2 Thin Smears
Handling Instructions: From EDTA Tube.
Transport Temperature: Ambient
Testing Frequency: Daily
Expected Turn Around Time: 3 Days
Testing Facility: AEL
CPT Codes: 87207
Methodology: Microscopic Examination Of Blood Smears For Characteristic Forms Of Malarial Parasites Using A Giemsa Stain. This Test Should Also Be Ordered When Other Blood Parasites Are Sought (Eg., Microfilaria, Trypanosoma, Babesia).
Ordering Recommendation: Notify the laboratory of applicable travel history for patient.