Apr 5, 2016




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Scan for Blasts

Scan for Blasts (HCSCBLST) Hematology Lab Test

Name: Scan for Blasts

Test Name: Scan for Blasts

Health Link Test Code: HCSCBLST


CPT Code(s): 85008

Methodology: Manual Microscopy

Clinical Information:

To document the presence of blasts when a complete differential is not needed.

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: K3EDTA-Lavender top

Also Acceptable: K2EDTA-Lavender top, Pink top tube

Collection Volume: 4 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 1 mL

Stability Ambient:

8 hours

Stability Refridgerated:

Not acceptable

Stability Frozen:

Not acceptable

Sample Analyzed: Whole Blood

Testing Volume: 1 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.25 mL in microtainer

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to UWHC Hosptial Laboratory. Transport specimen at ambient temperature.

Unacceptable Criteria:

Clotted specimens are not acceptable. Tubes with <25% of fill volume.

Interpretation Type: Interpretive Guidelines

Critical Calls: yes