PERIPHERAL BLOOD SMEAR

Code
100.6360
Name
PERIPHERAL BLOOD SMEAR
Category
None
Department
Hematology
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
Pathologist review of blood smear
CPT Codes
85060
Site
Main Lab
Reference Test
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Lavender, EDTA

Volume

1.5 mL

Transport Info

Refrigerated
24 hour stability

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

Results interpreted by pathologist

Methodology

Microscopic Examination

Clinical Significance

Determine qualitative and quantitative variations in white cell numbers and morphology, morphology of red cells and platelet evaluation. May be of use in the evaluation of anemia, leukemia, infections, inflammatory states, and other conditions.

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