Apr 3, 2015




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Buffy Coat for Electron Microscopy

Buffy Coat for Electron Microscopy (not orderable in Health Link) Surgical Pathology/Autopsy Lab Test

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.

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: 2 Lavender tops

Collection Instructions:

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. 

Specimen Transport:

Transport Specimen to UWHC Hospital Lab immediately with instructions to contact the VA Electron Microscopy Lab as soon as possible upon arrival.

Unacceptable Criteria:

Ultrastructure deteriorates rapidly; the specimen will not be suitable for processing if received more than two hours after collection.