Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Test Name : Malaria Prep and Antigen Screen Order Code : MALSC
Note: MALSC will contain the new BinaxNOW malaria screening, along with the current MALAR components. Specimens must be transported to the lab immediately after collection. Do not use 6 mL EDTA tubes. Samples submitted to the Hematology laboratory in these tubes will be rejected.
Specimen Type: Whole Blood
Container Type: Lavender-top tube (EDTA)
Required Volume: 2.5 mL
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 0.5 mL
Standard Run Times: Daily
Turnaround Time: Stat- 1 hour; Routine - 4 hours
CPT Codes: 87899
Causes For Rejection: Clotted specimens, specimens collected in test tubes other than EDTA tube. Blood collected in a 6 mL EDTA tube. EDTA tube without slides made within 1 hour from the draw time.
Department: Hematology