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Test Code MAL Malaria Smear, Blood

Performing Laboratory

Mary Washington Healthcare-Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine-Hematology

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must arrive immediately after collection. Slides must be made within 60 minutes of draw.


Whole blood

Container/Tube:  Lavender-top (EDTA) tube

Volume:  Full tube or 8 fingerstick slides (4 thin smears and 4 thick smears)

Collection Instructions:

Transport Temperature:  Ambient. Forward promptly

Note: Label specimen appropriately.

Reference Values

None seen

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Report available the next day.