CPT Code: 85007|
Specimen Type: Blood
Tube Type/Collection Container: Purple top ( EDTA ) tube: Whole Blood
Collection Volume: 0.3 mL and 2 fresh peripheral smears
Cause for rejection: Specimens which are hemolyzed, clotted, diluted with IV fluid, or collected in heparin.
Availability: Daily, 24 hours
Methodology: Microscopic evaluation of Wright's stained blood film
Special Instructions: A differential from whole blood cannot be done on a specimen held more than 4 hours at room temperature or more than 8 hours refrigerated. On microsamples, the specimen cannot be used when it is more than 4 hours old.
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