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Eosinophil Count, Sputum
2 air-dried sputum smears
1 air-dried sputum smear
Sputum submitted in a sterile cup
Slide in slide holder
Room temperature: Indefinitely
Refrigerated: Not provided
-20° C: Not provided
-70° C: Not provided
Poor smear quality
Microscopic Examination/Wright's Stain
|Quest Diagnostics - California Region|
Set up: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat 1st shift (cutoff 9 a.m.); Report available: 3 days
No normals established
Screening test to aid in diagnosis of asthma, bronchitis and some types of pneumonia.
Sputum for Eosinophils
The Result and LOINC information listed below should not be used for electronic interface maintenance with Quest Diagnostics. Please contact the Quest Diagnostics Connectivity Help Desk for more information at 800-697-9302.NOTE: The codes listed in the table below are not orderable Test Codes.
|Result Name||LOINC Code||Component Name|
|30029100||EOSINOPHIL COUNT, SPUTUM||10327-5||Eosinophils/100 leukocytes|
Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.
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