Test directory: Eosinophils (Nasal Or Sput)

Ordering Code532
Test NameEosinophils (Nasal Or Sput)
AliasSputum Smear for Eosinophils
Nasal Smear for Eosinophils
Preferred SpecimenNasal secretions on swabs in clean plain tube;
Lower respiratory specimens in clean container;
Air dried smears of nasal secretions or respiratory specimens.
Optimum VolumeSmears: 2
Swabs: 2
Lower Respiratory Specimen: 1 mL
Collection InstructionsRequisition must state site of specimen collection.
Handling InstructionsA biosafety hood must be used when preparing smears of lower respiratory specimens
Refrigerate swabs and Lower Respiratory Specimens if transport >6 hours.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Refrigerated
Send slides at room temperature.
Specimen StabilityAmbient: Unstained Smears = 24 Hours; Swabs in transport media and Lower Respiratory Specimens = 6 hours
Refrigerated: Swabs and Lower Respiratory Specimens = 48 Hours
Rejection CriteriaFrozen, Insufficient quantity, Sputolysed sputum, Swabs received in transport media, Slides received in Cytology fixative, Specimen older than stability limits.
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time1 Day
MethodologyMicroscopic evaluation of stained smear

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Eosinophils (Nasal Or Sput)ALLNONE SEENNONE SEEN