Lab Test : Nasal Eos Smear

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Alternate:Nasal Smear for Eosinophils
Phone:(937) 641-3430
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Routine: 3 hours, STAT: 30 minutes
Specimen:Nasal secretions
Volume:1 culturette
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.
Method:Microscopic stained

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