Blood Smear, Path Morphologic Exam
Label Mnemonic: BSM
Epic code: LAB1015
Downtime form: A-1a Doctor/Provider Orders - Pathology Core and Specialty Care Nursery
Hematology
6240 RCP
356-3527
Specimen(s):
(Wright Stain)
Collection Medium:
Lavender top tube 3 mL (EDTA)
Minimum:
Any size lavender top, full draw 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 pathologist 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 pathologist's 
narrative interpretation is reported by computer.  Blood smears 
reviewed will be held in a permanent file for future reference.

A CBC is necessary to order this pathology slide review.
Methodology:
Wright Stain.
CPT Code:
80500
 
See also:
CBC (Complete Blood Count), Blood