Blood Smear Review

Centralized Core Laboratory:Hematology

Test ID/Workstation: BSMRV AHEM1

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Purple top (EDTA) tube: Whole Blood

Collection Volume: 2.0 mL (minimum 0.3 mL) and 2 fresh peripheral blood smears

Cause for rejection: Specimens which are hemolyzed, clotted, diluted with IV fluid, or collected in heparin.

Storage: Refrigerated

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.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8416

TAT: 4 hours

Additional Info: Reference range is available on patient report

CPT Code: 85007

Synonyms: Differential; Peripheral smear; WBC morphology

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