Other blood parasite

Description: 
Screen for blood borne parasites in peripheral blood, including Microfilaria, Trypanosomes, Leishmaniasis and Babesia. Performed using fluorescent technology and confirmed by blood film review. Final species confirmation reported by lead Microbiologist.
Synonyms or keywords: 
Microfilaria; Trypanosomes; Leishmaniasis; Babesia
Sample type and Volume required: 
Whole blood collected into EDTA anticoagulant
Turnaround time: 
Test performed 24*7 hours; Results available within 24 hours (species identification may take up to 5 days)
Special sample instructions: 

Sample should be less than 24 hours old
Please include information on recent travel history on request.

Storage and transport: 
EDTA
Contacts:
Blood Sciences Department-Guy's And St Thomas' Hospital
Result Query: 020 7188 8008
St Thomas' Hospital
North Wing - 5th Floor
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH
Contact: 020 7188 9247

Guy's Hospital
Southwark Wing - 4th Floor
Great Maze Pond
London SE1 9RT
Contact: 020 7188 4781
Haematology Laboratory at Guy's and St Thomas' Clinical Advisory Service
Routine hours: bleep 1358
Paediatrics Routine hours: bleep 1621

Out of hours, weekend and bank holidays: 17:00-9:00 bleep 0294
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015