CPT Code: 85048|
Specimen Type: Blood
Tube Type/Collection Container: Purple top (EDTA) tube: Whole Blood
Collection Volume: 2.0 mL (minimum 0.3 mL)
Cause for rejection: Specimen more than 24 hours old, hemolyzed, clotted,diluted with IV fluid or collected in heparin
Availability: Daily, 24 hours;STAT
Methodology: Unopette and microscopic evaluation
Special Instructions: Indicate clearly if a specimen has been drawn form an arterial line that has been rinsed with heparin.
TAT: 8 hours
Additional Info: Reference range is available on patient report
Transport specimens to processing area of the laboratory in an appropriate container. Additional information is available from Ingrid Hershey, Laboratory Administrative Director, at 330-543-8721.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308