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Eosinophil Count - Nasal

Source Mucus, nasal
Mnemonic NAEOS
Specimen Requirements

Nasal mucus on glass slide

Secure nasal mucus with dry cotton tipped swab and smear on clean glass slide. Prepare one slide for each nostril. Label slides with patient name and indicate left or right nostril. Air dry.

DO NOT fix with alcohol or spray material.
Specimen Handling

DO NOT forward in transport media.

ACH: Send prepared and stained slides to FMC Hematology.

Additional Information
Testing Location Hematology-All Sites
Testing Frequency Daily
Alternate Name(s) Nasal Eosinophils
Reference Interval