Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Blood Smear for Parasites

Synonyms
Malarial Smear

CMH Lab Section
Hematology

Specimen Requirements
Minimum 1ml in a 3ml EDTA lavender top tube or minimum 250ul in a microtainer

Availability
Stat, Urgent, Routine

Turn Around Time
Stat- Verbal preliminary reports to physician within 1 hour on all positives.Routine- 24 hours

Special Instructions
Best time for collection is during a spike in temperature.

Methodology
Manual Microscopy

Ranges
None Seen

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