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Test Code MISCEO Eosinophil Count, Nasal, Pustule, or Sputum, LAB2427

Methodology

Transferred to a Glass Slide/Wright Stained/Examined Microscopically for the Presence of Eosinophils

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens: 

 

Nasal

Obtain specimen by having patient blow his/her nose directly into wax paper or plastic wrap. Forward promptly.

Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

 

Pustule

Submit specimens collected on cotton swabs. Forward promptly.

Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.


Sputum

Submit sputum collected into a sputum collection cup. Forward promptly.

Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

Reference Values

Eosinophils 0-20%

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday (days only)

Test Classification and CPT Coding

89190