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Test Code P BLD Parasites, Blood

Additional Codes

Sunrise Clinical Manager (SCM) Orderable:   Blood Parasites

AllScripts (AEHR) Orderable:  Blood Parasites

Performing Laboratory

Northwell Health Laboratories


Giemsa Stain

Reference Values

No blood parasites found

% parasitemia is performed on all positives.


Test Classification and CPT Coding


Physician Office Specimen Requirements

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

Specimen:  3 mL (minimum volume:  1 mL) of EDTA whole blood

Transport Temperature:  Ambient

Collection Instructions:   Initial negative blood parasite smear – should be repeated every 12-24 hrs for a total of 3 sets.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Computer Interface Code

PDM # 6201281