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Epic Code LAB1230830 Microfilaria/Trypanosome Parasite Exam

Test Name Alias

Filaria | Parasite Examination

Interface Order Alias


Clinical Information

Additional specimen concentration and/or microscopic analysis is needed for the detection of microfilaria and trypanosome pathogens from blood specimens. Use this order when suspecting these pathogens rather than Microscopic Exam (LAB2111304) or Parasitemia Level (LAB3572).

Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Blood


Container(s): Lavender EDTA Tube

Preferred Volume to Collect: 3 mL

Minimum Volume to Collect: 1 mL

Neonate Volume to Collect: 0.5 mL

Capillary collect ok? Yes

Microtainer acceptable: Yes


Collection Instructions:

  • Gently invert 8 - 10 times after collection. 
  • Send specimen same day of collection


Processing Instructions (Laboratory, Outpatient or Off-site collection)

  • Processed Specimen: Whole Blood EDTA
  • Centrifuge/Spin: No
  • Aliquot: No
  • Minimum volume: 1 mL 
  • Transport Temperature: Ambient

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 12 hours

Refrigerate: 24 hours

Laboratory Retention: 72 hours

Test Frequency

Final results within 24-48 hours. 

Reference Range


Performing Department

Multiple departments:

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory (SHRL BW), Grand Rapids, MI




87207, 87015 (as applicable), 87210 (as applicable)

CDM Code

80102499, 80102392, and 80105655

Epic Test ID

Currently unavailable


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