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Test Code EOSINOPHIL NASAL SMEAR EOSINOPHIL NASAL SMEAR

Department

Hematology

Specimen Type

Body fluid

Container

Culturette

Special Requirements

Prefer swab (culturette) rather than smears made at bedside. Sputum, secretions from the nose, sinuses, trachea and bronchi also are acceptable for testing.

Method

Manual Stained Smear Evaluation, Qualitative Presence or Absence of Eosinophils.

Ship Temperature

Room Temperature

Stability Room Temp

8 hours

Stability Refrigerated

8 hours

Stability Frozen

N/A

CPT Code

89190

Days Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday