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Blood smear MD interpretation

Lab Section: 

Hematology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB2688

 

Synonyms: 

Blood smear Clinical Pathology interpretation Smear interpretation

Methodology: 

Wright-Giemsa stained smear

Schedule: 

Sun-Sat

Reported: 

24 hours

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Lavender Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 0.5 mL.
Must be collected in EDTA (lavender top) tube.
Unacceptable conditions: Clotted, quantity not sufficient, or frozen specimen;
Stability:
Preferred specimen within 4 hours of collection; acceptable <24 hours;

<24 hours accepted.>

 

Notes: 

Reflex Criteria: One MD interpretation, per 24 hours

Clinical Indications: Clinical interpretation of CBC values and blood smear morphology.

CPT Code(s): 

85060

Last Changed: 

8/17/2017 2:35 PM

Last Reviewed: 

8/17/2017 2:35 PM