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Test ID NBLD0218 NASAL SMEAR FOR EOSINOPHILS

Specimen Type/Requirements

Swab nasal passages for mucous secretions. If needed, have patient blow nose on plastic film. Smear secretions on glass slides with swab, making two slides if possible. Allow slides to completely air dry before sending to the laboratory. Do not coverslip and do not allow slides to bond together with specimen in between.

Transport Temperature

Allow smears to completely air dry. Transport at room temperature in a slide holder if possible. Smears must be properly labeled.

Performed Test Frequency

Daily.

Methodology

Light microscopy

CPT

89190

Performing Lab

Sanford Fargo