Name: Scan for RBC Fragments
Test Name: Scan for RBC Fragments
Health Link Test Code: HCSCFRAG
LIS Test Code: SCFRAG
CPT Code(s): 85008
Included In: WBC and Differential, CBC with Differential
Methodology: Manual Microscopy
To document the presence of RBC fragments 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.
Collection Container: K3EDTA-Lavender top
Also Acceptable: K2EDTA-Lavender top, Pink top tube
Collection Volume: 4 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 1 mL
Sample Analyzed: Whole Blood
Testing Volume: 1 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.25 mL in microtainer
Transport specimen to UWHC Hospital Laboratory. Transport specimen at ambient temperature.
Clotted specimens are not acceptable. Tubes with <25% of fill volume.
A Wright-stained peripheral smear will be reviewed. Fragments will be reported as none seen, <1, 1-5, 6-10, or >10 per 100x oil field.
Interpretation Type: Interpretive Guidelines