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BCH Order Code LAB883 Malarial Smear, Blood

Useful For

Useful for detection of malarial parasites in peripheral blood.

Performing Laboratory

Boulder Community Health

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s)
Specimen Volume: 5 mL of whole blood

Collection Instructions: Invert 5 times to mix blood.

Specimen Transport Temperature



Manual Microscopy/Thick and Thin Preps

Includes speciation.

Reference Values

No malarial parasites seen

If positive, organism is speciated.

Note:  See “Hematology Interpretive Information” in “Special Instructions.”

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding


LOINC Code Information