Peripheral blood morphology-470

Test info

  
Peripheral blood morphology
  
470
  
85060.2
  
MOR
  
Peripheral morphology

Specimen

  
EDTA whole blood and 2 - 3 unstained smears
  
  
5.0 mL
  
3.0 mL
  

Immediately following collection, mix sample thoroughly by gently inverting 8 - 10 times to prevent clotting

  

Make 2-3 smears and allow to air dry

  

Lavender (EDTA), 4mL

 

Air-dried, unstained slides in a Slide holder - 5 specimen

  
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC) with Differential and Reticulocyte results are required.
    • Include a copy of your results, or request that Allina Health Laboratory perform the testing at an additional charge.
  

Ambient - 24 hours

  
  • Improper label (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Clotted specimen
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Hemolysis
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage/transport temperature
  • Slides broken beyond repair

Performance

  
AHL - Hematology: H
  
Daily
  
1 day
  

Microscopic

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

See report

Billing

  
85060
85025 - CBC/Diff (if appropriate)
85045 - Reticulocyte (if appropriate)

Tracking

  
02/15/2013
  
07/13/2018
  
02/18/2020