Blood Smear, Technologist Review
Label Mnemonic: TSM
Epic Lab Code: LAB1014
Downtime Form: A-1a General Laboratory Requisition
Hematology
6240 RCP
356-3527
Specimen(s):
(Wright Stain)
Collection Medium:
Lavender top tube 3 mL (EDTA)
Minimum:
Full draw; 3.0 mL lavender top; (or fingerstick). (May also be added to a 'Blood Cell Profile' request).
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
24 hours (upon receipt in laboratory)
Comments:
Blood smears are routinely examined by technologists according to the criteria listed under 'CBC (Complete Blood Count), Blood'. However, this service is a direct examination by a technologist in response to a specific inquiry. The specific reason for the examination must be noted on the requisition. Examination can be requested on either a current CBC or in review of a smear, if available. The technologist's narrative interpretation is reported by computer. A CBC is necessary to order this pathology slide review.
Methodology:
Wright Stain.
CPT Code:
85008
 
See also:
CBC (Complete Blood Count), Blood