Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology
Nasal secretion, stool
1 smear or slide
Cause for rejection:
Slides received with no visible specimen. Slides received in cytology fixative.
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:
Nasal Smear for Eosins; Fecal Smear for Eosins