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9232M
FILARIA, BLOOD

Test Code 9232M 
Test FILARIA, BLOOD 
Methodology Fresh and Concentrated, Microscopic Examination 
Description Useful for detection of the microfilariae of the lymphatic filariases (not onchocerciasis) in the peripheral blood by stained smears
and / or a concentration technique. 
Specimen Draw blood in light blue-top (sodium citrate) tube(s), and send 4.5 mL (minimum: 2.0 mL) of sodium citrate whole blood. Certain of the microfilariae have a nocturnal periodicity, and the blood specimen is best taken at night, between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.

NOTE: Please complete a "Microbiology Request From" (Supply T244) and forward it with the specimen. This form is supplied by NorDx. 

Reference Values Negative
If positive, organism is identified. 
Analytic Time 1 Day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Friday 
CPT Code(s) 87207