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Test Code A69 Peripheral Blood Smear (PBS); Consult & Report

Important Note

This is ordered if a clinician requests pathologist review of a blood smear for CBC with Differential already completed by MercyOne Laboratory. Notify the laboratory of the date and time of the CBC with Differential order that requires smear review by a pathologist.

Additional Codes

ALAB: PBSINT

PowerChart: Blood Smear Consult + Report

 

Specimen Requirement

EDTA whole blood is required.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Whole blood collected in EDTA purple-top tube. The tube must be at least one quarter full to be acceptable for testing.

Capillary specimen collected in EDTA microtube. 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

Performance

Testing is performed Monday through Sunday.

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

35265-8

Test Method

Wright Stained Blood Smear with Microscopy

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