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Test Code 669 Peripheral Blood Smear (PBS); Consult and Report (Referred)

Important Note

Order if a peripheral blood smear is sent from outside MercyOne and requires smear review by a pathologist.

Additional Codes


PowerChart: Peripheral Blood Smear Consult & Report

MA Cerner: PBS Consult Rpt (Referred)

Specimen Requirement

Wright-stained peripheral blood smears on an EDTA sample collected within 8 hours of the time received at MercyOne Laboratory.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Wright-stained smears or whole blood collected in EDTA purple-top tube (< 8 hrs old). The tube must be at least one quarter full to be acceptable for testing. Capillary specimen collected in EDTA microtube is also acceptable. The  tube must contain at least 375 mcL (bottom line) to be acceptable for testing.

Useful For

Obtaining expert opinion on peripheral blood smear associated with an internal CBC with Differential


Testing is performed Monday through Friday.

Same day on orders received by 1300. Interpretation by a pathologist

CPT Code Information

85060 Coagulopathy Testing: Blood smear, peripheral, interpretation by physician with written report.

LOINC Code Information


Test Method

Wright Stained Blood Smear with Microscopy