Apr 3, 2015




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Smear to Ordering MD

Smear to Ordering MD (HCSMER) Hematology Lab Test

Name: Smear to Ordering MD

Test Name: Smear to Ordering MD

Health Link Test Code: HCSMER

LIS Test Code: SMER

CPT Code(s): 85008

Clinical Information:

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.

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: K3EDTA-Lavender top

Also Acceptable: K2EDTA-Lavender top, Pink top tube

Stability Ambient:

8 hours

Sample Analyzed: Whole Blood

Unacceptable Criteria:

Clotted specimens are not acceptable.