Lavender (EDTA) or Green (Sodium or Lithium Heparin). Immediately invert tube several times following procurement of whole blood.
Transport 5 mL whole blood and 6 unfixed push smears. (Min: 0.1 mL whole blood and 2 unfixed push smears)
Serum or plasma.
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
Whole Blood: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable
Unfixed Push Smears: Ambient: 5 days; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: Unacceptable
Refer to report.
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
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|3001948||Blood Smear Interpretation|