Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Eosinophil Nasal Smear

Test Name: Eosinophil Nasal Smear
Alternate Name(s): Eosinophils nasal
Laboratory: Investigational Hematology (VH)
Specimen Type: Bedside smear of nasal secretions on 2 glass slides-Not fixed
Collection Information: Send unfixed smears promptly to the Investigational Hematology Laboratory at Victoria Hospital in protected slide mailers.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Monday-Friday
0800-1600
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
24 hours
Stat
N/A
 
Reference Range: No Eosinophils seen
Effective Date: 2006-06-01
Revised Date:  
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Used in the investigation of allergies and asthmatic disorders. Sensitive for the diagnosis of allergic rhinitis.
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Microscopy
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Ship sample at room temperature.

Samples are to be shipped within 1 hour of collection.

Samples must be received for testing within 8 hours of collection.
System Codes: 
Cerner
EOS
 
Referred To:  

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