Filarial Smear

Filarial Smear

Test Name:   Filarial Smear
Alternate Name (s):    
Laboratory Module:   LAB
Ordering Mnemonic:   FILARIAL
Specimen Type:   

Whole Blood

Collection Container:   Lavender-5 mls
Container Information
Lavender TubeLavender TubeMicro-Lavender TubeMicro-Lavender Tube
Collection Information:   2 timed specimens are required for the detection of Filarial parasites. One specimen should be collected during the day and the other specimen should be collected late evening.
Test Schedule:  


Turnaround Time:   Routine

< 4.0 hours

Stat / Urgent

< 1.0 hours

Reference Interval:    
Critical Values:    
Lab Process Notes :   Components:

Complete Blood Count
Filarial Smear

If you detect parasites in the blood film, the smear and the tube should be sent out for speciation.

Storage & Transport:  

Store refrigerated.

Test Referred to :    On-site, BGH Laboratory


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