Name: Buffy Coat for Electron Microscopy
Test Name: Buffy Coat for Electron Microscopy
Health Link Test Code: not orderable in Health Link
LIS Test Code: SPATH
CPT Code(s): 88348
Testing Site: Testing will be sent to an approved reference laboratory
Days Performed: Mon-Fri, dayshift.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 week.
Collection Container: 2 Lavender tops
Call the VA Madison Electron Microscopy Lab at 256-1901 EXT 11715 prior to collecting specimen.
Tissue Exam Request Form UWH #33 may be used to request this test.
Collection Volume: Full tube
Testing Volume: 10 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 5 mL
Outreach Specimen Processing:
Transport time must be less than 2 hours.
Transport Specimen to UWHC Hospital Lab immediately with instructions to contact the VA Electron Microscopy Lab as soon as possible upon arrival.
Ultrastructure deteriorates rapidly; the specimen will not be suitable for processing if received more than two hours after collection.