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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.

Stability/Transport

Room Temperature send dry slides in slide holder Preferred for Transport
Refrigerated N/A  
Frozen N/A  

 

Performed Test Frequency

Monday-Sunday

Methodology

Light microscopy

Performing Lab

Sanford Laboratories Fargo-Core Lab

CPT

89190