Sezary Prep
Epic Lab Code: LAB8235
Order Form: Epic Beaker AP Specimen Label
Bone Marrow Lab
6240 RCP
356-2543
Specimen(s):
Blood
Minimum:
Minimum of 6 mL whole blood in one or two of the following container types. Send two tubes with 3 mL whole blood in 3 mL lavender 15% EDTA container (Hosp Stores order #907688). Send one tube with 6 mL whole blood in 6 mL pink 15% EDTA container (Hosp Stores order #907692).
Delivery Instructions:
Deliver to laboratory within 1 hour of collection.
Testing Schedule:
0800-1630 Monday through Friday. For additional services, contact Clinical Pathology Resident on-call at pager #3404.
Turn Around Time:
24 hours (upon receipt in laboratory)
Comments:
Useful in patients with a low white blood cell count when suspecting Sezary Syndrome. Sezary cells are more easily seen in a buffy coat preparation displaying morphologic characteristics. Specimen must be in laboratory before 3:30 p.m. on the day of collection.
Methodology:
Staining and microscopic examination.
CPT Code:
85009
 
See Additional Information:
Specimens Requiring Immediate Delivery