Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Blood Parasite Screen

Test Name: Blood Parasite Screen
Alternate Name(s): Filaria Screen
Trypanosomiasis Screen
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 4 mL K2 or K3 EDTA Lavender top Vacutainer tube

Pediatric:
0-2 yrs: Lavender 0.5 pk.
2-10 yrs: 2 mL Lavender top
Collection Information: Minimum volume required is 2 mL.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
24 hours
Stat
4 hours
 
Reference Range: No blood parasites seen
Effective Date: 2006-06-01
Revised Date: 2019-05-17
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Speciation of parasite confirmed by Microbiology in consultation with Ontario Public Health Laboratory.
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Examination of peripheral blood thick and thin films stained with Gurrs-Giemsa.
Critical Information Required: -Clinical history
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
BPS
 
Referred To:  

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