Lab Test : Malaria Prep

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Alternate:Smear for Malaria
Includes:Wright's stain with microscopic examination
Department:Hematology
Phone:(937) 641- 3430
SQ Code:MALP
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:24 hours
Specimen:Blood
Volume:0.4 mL
Container:3 mL lavender top tube or lavender top microtainer (EDTA)
Temperature:Room temperature for 4 hours.
Rejection:Clotted specimen, improper tube type.
Normal:To detect the presence of malaria. Test read and reported by Pathology.
Uses:Patient should have an elevated temperature at the time of the blood draw.
Limitations:N/A
Method:Microscopic stained
 

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