Item Value
Test name Microfilaria Exam
Available Stat? No
Turn around times 1-3 days
In House Availability Monday-Friday, day shift only
Performed by Microbiology
Normal range Negative
Container type Lavender top
Amount to Collect 3 mL blood
Collection Instructions Call Microbiology at x3-1268 to arrange testing. Friday samples should be received by Microbiology by 1230 hours

Note the exact time of blood draw. Two samples should be drawn, one between 1000 and 1400 hours, the other between 2200 and 0200 hours (arrange outpatient blood draw at night with the Emergency Department).
Sample type EDTA whole blood

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667