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Test Catalog

Test ID: PINTP    
Peripheral Smear Interpretation, Whole Blood

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole Blood EDTA

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Only orderable as a reflex. For more information see SPSM / Morphology Evaluation (Special Smear), Blood.

 

Container/Tube: Slides

Specimen Volume: 5 Unstained, well-made peripheral blood smears (fingerstick blood)

Collection Instructions: If peripheral blood smears (fingerstick blood) is not available, a smear from EDTA blood will be accepted.

Additional Information: Include complete blood count results (if available) and reason for referral.

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

No specimen should be rejected.

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
Whole Blood EDTAAmbient (preferred)
 Refrigerated