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Epic Code LAB1230830 Microfilaria/Trypanosome Parasite Exam

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Filaria | Parasite Examination

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Clinical Information

Additional specimen concentration and/or microscopic analysis is needed for the detection of microfilaria and trypanosome pathogens from blood specimens. Use this order when suspecting these pathogens rather than Microscopic Exam (LAB2111304) or Parasitemia Level (LAB3572).

Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Blood


Container(s): Lavender EDTA Tube

Preferred Volume to Collect: 3 mL

Minimum Volume to Collect: 1 mL

Neonate Volume to Collect: 0.5 mL

Capillary collect ok? Yes

Microtainer acceptable: Yes


Collection Instructions:

  • Gently invert 8 - 10 times after collection. 
  • Send specimen same day of collection


Processing Instructions (Laboratory, Outpatient or Off-site collection)

  • Processed Specimen: Whole Blood EDTA
  • Centrifuge/Spin: No
  • Aliquot: No
  • Minimum volume: 1 mL 
  • Transport Temperature: Ambient

Specimen Stability


Ambient: Send to laboratory as soon as possible (1 hour)

Refrigerated: Send to laboratory as soon as possible (6 hours)

Laboratory Retention: 72 hours

Test Frequency

Final results within 24-48 hours. 

Reference Range


Performing Department


Performing Department Laboratory Location

Corewell Health Reference Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI




87207, 87015 (as applicable), 87210 (as applicable)

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