Name: Smear to Ordering MD
Test Name: Smear to Ordering MD
Health Link Test Code: HCSMER
LIS Test Code: SMER
CPT Code(s): 85008
Slide prepared and stained at the request of the ordering physician for their review. Slide will not be reviewed by lab personnel. A WBC Differential should be ordered if lab needs to review. Smear for physician will either be held in lab or sent to clinic.
Collection Container: K3EDTA-Lavender top
Also Acceptable: K2EDTA-Lavender top, Pink top tube
Sample Analyzed: Whole Blood
Clotted specimens are not acceptable.