Test directory: Eosinophils (Not Nasal/Sput)

Ordering Code533
Test NameEosinophils (Not Nasal/Sput)
AliasUrine for Eosinophils
Eos, Urine
Stool for Eosinophils
Body Fluid for Eosinophils
Smear for Eosinophils,
Preferred SpecimenUrine, Body Fluid or Stool
Preferred ContainerClean Container
Other Specimen/ContainerAir-dried smears of specimen
Optimum VolumeUrine: 10 mL
Body Fluid: 4 mL
Stool: 1 gram 2 Smears
Collection InstructionsRequisition must state site of specimen collection.
Handling InstructionsCentrifuge fluids prior to making slides. Refrigerate fluid and stool specimens if transport time >6 hours
Slides should be thin enough to be able to evaluate after staining. Send slides ambient via airline.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Specimen StabilityAmbient: Fluid and stools = 6 Hours, Slides = 24 Hours
Refrigerated: Fluid and stools = 24 Hours, Slides = 48 Hours
Rejection CriteriaFrozen, Insufficient quantity, Specimen older than stability limits, Slides too thick to evaluate.
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
Source For EosinophilsALLSee report.