Diagnostic Test Directory

Microbiology Laboratory

Eosinophil Stain

  • LIS Mnemonic: EOSS

    Collect

    Stool collected in a sterile, leak-proof container.

    Volume Required

    1 mL

    Minimum Required

    0.5 mL

    Transport

    Send to the lab immediately at room temperature

    Stability

    Specimens must be received in the lab within 30 minutes of collection.

    Unacceptable conditions

    Specimens should not be refrigerated or frozen. Specimens sent on swabs or in diapers will not be accepted.

Days Performed

Daily

Reported

Same day

CPT

89190

Methodology

Special stain