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Test cannot be collected by Mobile Collection Service (MCS).
The Microbiologist on Call MUST be contacted at 403-770-3757 by the physician before collection.
DO NOT open tube.
NOTE: for specimens that may be delayed greater than 2 hours (i.e. sites outside of 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.
A completed Malaria History Form is required and should accompany the specimen.
NOTE: If the Malaria History Form is not immediately available, DO NOT delay delivery of the specimen while waiting for the form. Send specimen immediately, and fax or send the completed history form when it is available.
|Additional Information||Additional blood parasites: refer to Malaria, Babesia, Leishmania, and Microfilaria.|
|Testing Location||CLS Microbiology