Blood Smear, Path Morphologic Exam
Label Mnemonic: BSM
Epic Lab Code: LAB1015
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:
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