MALARIA SMEAR (MAL)
: Wright Stain smear
: None seen
: Lavender top (EDTA)
: Whole blood
: Lavender top (EDTA) - 2 mL draw (to fill line only) or full EDTA microtainer
: 2 mL
: 250 uL
: Room temperature or refrigerated
: Deliver to lab immediately
Reasons for Rejection
: QNS, clotted, specimen age
: 1 day
: Collect while patient is febrile. Deliver to the lab immediately. Must have collection time.
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