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Test cannot be collected by Mobile Collection Service (MCS).
DO NOT open tube.
NOTE: for specimens that may be delayed greater than 2 hours (i.e. sites outside the Calgary Region), a set of four (4) thick and six (6) thin smears should be made and submitted to the laboratory.
Specimen MUST be transported directly to the CLS DSC within 1 hour 40 minutes of collection and be received in Microbiology for processing within 2 hours of collection.
Completed Malaria History Form must accompany the specimen.
|Additional Information||Additional blood parasites: refer to Malaria, Leishmania, Microfilaria and Trypanosomes.|
|Testing Location||CLS Microbiology