CPT Code: 85651|
Specimen Type: Blood
Tube Type/Collection Container: Purple top (EDTA) tube: Whole Blood drawn in a vacutainer
Collection Volume: 1.5 mL
Cause for rejection: Clotted specimen.
Specimens collected in microtainer tubes.
Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology: Modified Wintrobe
Special Instructions: Specimens must be collected by venipuncture in macro tubes; multiple microtainer tubes are NOT acceptable.
TAT: 2 hours
Additional Info: Reference range:
Male: 0-9 mm
Female: 0-20 mm
Child: 0-13 mm
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