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Eosinophil Count, Other than Blood

Mnemonic:    [Eos Sm Oth]
Name:    Eosinophil Count, Other than Blood
Specimen:     Submit fresh nasal secretions blown into plastic wrap or spread thinly onto a glass slide.
Reference Range:    < 4 % eos
  Method:    Hansel Stain or Wright Stain
Note:    Other acceptable sources defined in PathNet are nasopharyngeal, sputum, saliva, sinus swab, ear swab, conjunctival swab, bronchial lavage, bronchial washing, and stool.