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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