Important Information about Monkeypox from NC-DHHS (5/20/2022) to All North Carolina Clinicians and Laboratorians

Parasite Exam - Leishmaniasis

Touch prep taken from the advancing margins of the lesion.  If cultures desired, the lab must be notified 2-3 days in advance in order to obtain appropriate media.  Serology testing available through referral testing. Also consult Hematopathology.

Test ID   LAB5091
EPIC Order   Parasite Exam, Direct
CPT Code
Laboratory   Clinical Microbiology
Tube Station   82
Specimen Routine: Contact Microbiology, 984-974-1805
Availability Routine: Monday-Friday, 08:00-16:00
Reference Range    
  Critical Value: Amastigotes present

Reviewed by jcarr on December 08, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514