Specimen: 2 air dried peripheral blood smears (1 thick and 1 thin) OR 2 mL (1 mL min.) whole blood from 1 Lavender Top (EDTA) tube OR 2 mL (1 mL min.) Hydrocele fluid. Draw specimen between 12 midnight to 2 am. Ship refrigerated. DO NOT FREEZE.

Stability (Room): 6 hrs

Stability (Refrigerated): 72 hrs

Stability (Frozen): N/A

Method: Microscopy

Comment: Also see FILARIA ANTIGEN.

Price: Contact Medilab

Turnaround time (TAT): 3 hrs

Usage: Filariasis is a disease resulting from parasitization by thread like of filiform worms called filariae. The embryos circulate in lymphatic tissues and blood as microfilaria leading to Lymphangitis, Lymphadenitis, Elephantiasis and Tropical eosinophilia.

Specialty: Physician

Disease: Infections


Courier Charges:

Home Collection: Not Available


Pre-test Information: Specimen to be drawn between 12 midnight to 2 am.

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