Test directory: Malaria Smear, Thick and Thin

Ordering Code4029
Test NameMalaria Smear, Thick and Thin
AliasPlasmodium Smear
Giemsa Stain
Babesia Smear
Malaria Smear
Malaria Thin Smear
Preferred SpecimenWhole Blood
Preferred ContainerEDTA, K2 (Lavender)
Optimum Volume3 mL
Submit entire tube.
Collection InstructionsSpecimen should be drawn before or immediately upon feverspike. EDTA tubes must be filled with at least 50% of the draw volume.
Handling InstructionsForward to Sendouts ASAP
Please call Client Services for STAT processing/assistance after hours

Sendouts: Send to CLH - Aiea.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Ambient
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 24 Hours
Refrigerated: 24 Hours
Avail. StatYES
Analytic TimeFor STAT Thin smear: Same day
For Routine & Thick smear: 1-2 days. Additional time is needed for speciation. Once epidemiologist confirms and approves testing, speciation is reported after 2-3 business days.
MethodologyExamination by microscope
Reference Lab Clinical Laboratories of Hi

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Malaria Smear, ThickALLSee report.
Malaria Smear, ThinALLSee report.