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Test Code WRIGHT NAS Wright’s Stain, Nasal

Performing Laboratory

Northwell Health Laboratories

Methodology

Manual/Wright Stain

Reference Values

Negative

Test Classification and CPT Coding

89190

Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Nasopharyngeal Fluid

1. Submit fluid in a screw-capped, sterile container.

2. Send specimen refrigerated.

3. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.

Note:  Specimen source is required on request form for processing.

 

Nasopharyngeal Smear

1. Swab nasal discharge with an applicator stick.

2. Spread a thin layer on clean, glass slide in a clockwise fashion.

3. Allow slide to air dry and transport dry nasal slide in a plastic slide container.

Note:  Specimen source is required on request form for processing.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Computer Interface Code

PDM #  5501016