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Test Code MAL Malarial Smear, Blood


Giemsa Stain

Performing Laboratory

Aspen Valley Hospital

Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:  Lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s)

Specimen:  1 mL (minimum volume:  0.5 mL) of EDTA whole blood

Transport Temperature:  Ambient

Reference Values

No malarial parasites seen

Critical value (automatic call-back):  positive for malarial parasites

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding