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Absolute Eosinophil Count

Test Name: Absolute Eosinophil Count
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LIS Code:
Lab Section:

Hematology

Fluid Type:

Whole blood

Minimum Volume:

0.5 ml whole blood in a Lavender Microtainer 1.0 ml whole blood in a Pediatric Lavender Top 2.5 ml whole blood in a 5 ml Lavender Top

Specimen Tube Type Transport:

Lavender Top Tube

Container (Whole Blood Required):

3 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top

Specimen Stability:

12 hours, if refrigerated

Availability:

24 hours a day, seven days a week

Stat Availability:

24 hours a day, seven days a week

Test Turnaround Time Routines And Stats:

R 4 hours S 1 hour

Specimen Preparation (In House):

Keep at room temperature until transported to lab.

Specimen Preparation (Outreach):

Refrigerate until courier pickup. Prepare (2) blood films if specimen will not be received back in lab within 12 hours of collection.

Reference Value:

Male/Female and all ages the same: 100-300/uL