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blood parasite exam
Synonyms: Malaria Smear; Babesia Blood Smear; Trypanasoma Blood Smear; Tissue Helminths and Parasites 
Computer Code: (BLPARA)
Specimen Collection: Blood obtained by fingerstick technique or peripheral blood in EDTA (lavender top tube). 
Minimum Volume:  
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Maintain at room temperature. 
Reference Values: No tissue helminths or protozoa observed.  
Lab Code: MIC 
Requisition: SPEC M
Test Frequency: Daily 
Routine TAT: same day 
Stat TAT: same day 
CPT Code(s): 87207 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 52
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 10/22/2014
Time: 00:54:35 (24hr)