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Lab Test Dictionary

Malaria Screen

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

RCHSD Hematology

Epic ID


Lab Test Days

As received

Standard TAT

3-8 hrs

Stat TAT

See below

Collection Information

Specimen Required

2.7 ml blood

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Collect blood when patient spikes a temp Direct smear results in 3 hrs Concentrate smear results in 8 hrs

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Test Volume Required

2.7 ml blood in lavender top 2.7 ml tube

Minimum Test Volume

0.5 ml blood in lavender top microtainer

Processing Instructions

Deliver to Hematology

CPT Codes