CPT Code: 85049|
Specimen Type: Blood
Tube Type/Collection Container: Purple top (EDTA) tube: Whole Blood
Collection Volume: 0.3 mL and 2 fresh smears
Cause for rejection: Specimen hemolyzed, clotted, diluted with IV fluid; drawn with heparin or contaminated with heparin;improperly prepared blood smears
Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology: Unopette with Phase Microscopy
Special Instructions: Indicate clearly if a specimen has been drawn from an arterial line or from a line that has been rinsed with heparin.
TAT: 4 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