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Test Code SQ EOSMR, EPIC LAB328 Eosinophils, Nasal and/or Urine


Wright-Giemsa Stain

Performing Laboratory

Meriter Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Nasal

Container/Tube: Swab or slides

Specimen Volume: Adequate amount
Collection Instructions: Collect nasal mucosal using a sterile culture swab, or send 2 nasal smears.


Specimen Type: Urine, random collection
Container/Tube: Plastic urine container
Specimen Volume: 10 mL

Collection Instructions: Specimen must arrive within 1 hour of collection if at room temperature.  Stable for 24 hours refrigerated.


Specimen Transport Temperature


Reference Values

>25 WBCs present on smear, percent eosinophils is reported.

<25 WBCs present, eosinophils are reported as none, occasional, or moderate.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding