|Alternate:||Nasal Smear for Eosinophils|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Routine: 3 hours, STAT: 30 minutes|
|Container:||Culturette swab containing mucus|
|Temperature:||Transport to lab within 1 hour of collection.|
|Rejection:||No specimen on swab.|
|Normal:||Reported as number of Eosinophils per 100 WBC.|
|Uses:||Nasal smears are useful in differentiating an allergic rhinitis from viral upper respiratory infection.|
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