Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
EOS SPUTUM
Methodology

Stain/Microscopy

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 24 hours

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Sputum.

Specimen Preparation

Transport 0.5 mL sputum or prepared slides.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Room temperature. Transport in a protective container.

Unacceptable Conditions

Frozen specimens.

Remarks
Stability

Sputum: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable
Unstained Slides: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

Negative

Interpretive Data



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

89240

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0040192 Eosinophils, Sputum 29993-3
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Aliases
  • Absolute Eosinophils
Eosinophils, Sputum