|Downtime form:||A-1a Doctor/Provider Orders - Pathology Core and Specialty Care Nursery|
|Lavender top tube 3 mL (EDTA)|
Any size lavender top, full draw or fingerstick. (May also be added to a 'Blood Cell Profile' request).
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.
CBC (Complete Blood Count), Blood