Eosinophil Stain

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation: EOSST MIC1

Specimen Type: Nasal secretion, stool

Tube Type: Specimen container

Collection Volume: 1 smear or slide

Cause for rejection: Slides received with no visible specimen. Slides received in cytology fixative.

Storage: Ambient

Availability: Daily (0800-1600)

Methodology: Microscopic examination

Special Instructions: Nasal smears are usually prepared at bedside or in Dr.'s office. Secretions are collected by having patient blow nose on waxed paper or cellophane. The specimen should then be smeared on a clean microscope slide. Allow smear to dry and place another slide over top with toothpicks in between. Send stool to laboratory ASAP for slide preparation.

OC Power Word: LEOSSTAIN

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8412

TAT: 2 hours

Additional Info: -

CPT Code: 89190

Synonyms: Nasal Smear for Eosins; Fecal Smear for Eosins

Specimen Collection Procedures
Respiratory Specimen Collection

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