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Ordering Recommendation

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SMR INTRP

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.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation
Collect

Lavender (EDTA) or Green (Sodium or Lithium Heparin). Immediately invert tube several times following procurement of whole blood.

Specimen Preparation

Transport 5 mL whole blood and 6 unfixed push smears. (Min: 0.1 mL whole blood and 2 unfixed push smears)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Room temperature.

Unacceptable Conditions

Serum or plasma.

Remarks

Most recent CBC report, patient history, clinical indications and physician's name and telephone number are required. An instructional video with more information on how to make an adequate slide 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.

Compliance Category

Standard

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

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

85060, 85007

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3001948 Blood Smear Interpretation
* 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.

Aliases

Blood Smear with Interpretation