Filaria Blood Film

Test Methodology:

Manual Method 


Running Day:

Every Wednesday Cut-off – 12:00 NN 


Turn Around Time:

Four (4) hours


Specimen Requirement:

3cc whole blood / 500uL microtainer (EDTA)and 2-3 direct 


smears (Finger prick) 


Patient Preparation:

None


Special Considerations:

Collected between 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM (nocturnal blood collection)


Unit Conducting the Service:

Hematology