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Test Code KNOTT Knott Prep for Microfilariae

Collection Container

Lavender (EDTA)

Specimen Required

Whole Blood

Transport Temperature

Room temp

Turnaround Time

24 hours

Days and Times Performed

7 days/week

Specimen Stability

6 hours

Additional Information

Results will be phoned to the provider

Reasons for Rejection

Specimen transport exceeds 6 hours, specimen collected in inappropriate container

Reference Ranges

No microfilariae observed.

Specimen Volume

4 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

1 mL

Special Handling Instructions

Transport to the Microbiology laboratory as soon as possible

Methodology

Lysis and entrifugation

LOINC Code

17784-0