Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Eosinophil Sputum Smear

Test Name: Eosinophil Sputum Smear
Alternate Name(s): Eosinophils sputum
Laboratory: Investigational Hematology (VH)
Specimen Type: Bedside smear of sputum 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
 
 
Reference Range: No Eosinophils seen
Effective Date: 2006-06-01
Revised Date:  
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Utilized to demonstrate eosinophils in asthmatic patients. Increased levels are highly suggestive of asthmatic or chronic bronchitis with wheezing.
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Microscopy
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Ship sample at room temperature.

Samples must be sent 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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