CPT Code: 85025|
Specimen Type: Blood
Tube Type/Collection Container: Purple top (EDTA) tube: Whole Blood
Collection Volume: 0.3 mL EDTA
Cause for rejection: Specimens hemolyzed, clotted diluted with IV fluid, or collected in heparin; tubes improperly filled; specimens at RT > 8 hours or 4C> 24 hours
Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology: Impedance measurement with Optical Flow light scatter and fluorescent measurements and microscopic evaluation of a Wright's stained blood film
Special Instructions: Indicate clearly if the specimen has been drawn from an arterial line or from a line that has been rinsed with heparin.
TAT: 8 hours
Additional Info: Reference ranges 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