Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
EOS SPUTUM
Methodology

Stain/Microscopy

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 24 hours

New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
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



Compliance Category

Standard

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