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Test Code PATHSM Peripheral Blood Smear To Pathology, LAB2715

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube

Specimen: 1 mL (minimum) of EDTA whole blood

Reference Values

Not applicable

Useful For

Abnormalities meeting established criteria are to be reviewed by a Pathologist. These include erythrocyte, platelet and leukocyte abnormalities.  Additionally, smears may be ordered for Pathology review by a patient's physician regardless of review criteria.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Blood Smear is Wright Stained and Examined Microscopically

Note: #CBC Complete Blood Count (CBCS), Blood should also be ordered for pathology review.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

Not applicable