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2945: Malaria Organism Detection Print View
Malaria Organism LM/GEIMSA  Not detected   

PRIMARY
1 Whole Blood EDTA 5 (3) mL   Room Temperature - 24 Hour(s)  
2 Smear/Slides 3 (3) mL   Room Temperature - 24 Hour(s) 3 thin blood smears. See Collection Instructions./// 
3 Smear/Slides 3 (3) mL   Room Temperature - 24 Hour(s) 3 thick blood smears. See Collection Instructions./// 
ALTERNATE

Aids in the diagnosis of malarial (Plasmodium spp.) infection. The four species that account for the infections are: P. vivax, P. falciparum, P. malariae, and P. ovale.

1. Prepare thick and thin smears within 1 hour of collection.
2. Send all three specimen types (whole blood EDTA, thin smears, and
thick smears).
3. Prepare thin smear using the blood differential method. Air dry
for 10 minutes. Fix with methanol for 5 seconds.
4. For thick smears, add 1 drop of the EDTA blood onto a clean
microscopic slide. Spread the blood into a dime-sized area. Dry for
30 minutes. Do not fix with methanol.
5. Submit thin and thick slides in cardboard slide holder. These
slides and the EDTA specimen should be submitted to the laboratory
within 24 hours of collection.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
87207

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Provide travel history of the patient.






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