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Blood Smear - with Interpretation
0049003
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
SMR INTERP
Methodology
Cytochemical Stain
Performed
Mon-Fri
Reported
1-2 days
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Whole blood. Invert tube several times immediately following procurement of blood, at time of collection. 
Specimen Preparation
Transport 5 mL whole blood (Min: 0.1 mL) and 6 unfixed push smears. (Min: 2 unfixed push smears) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature. 
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
Most recent CBC report, patient history, clinical indications and physician's name and telephone number are required. 
Further information on how to make an adequate slide, in the form of an instructional video, can be found at: <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca3NwrlpS40&feature=youtu.be> 
Stability
Whole Blood: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable Unfixed Push Smears: Ambient: 5 days; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
Refer to report.

Note
Further information on how to make an adequate slide, in the form of an instructional video, can be found at: <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca3NwrlpS40&feature=youtu.be>
CPT Code(s)
85060
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0049003Smear Interpretation21026-0
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, please click the sidebar link to access the Interface Map.
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