Test Overview

Test Methodology

Microscopy.

Test Usage

To request a pathologist, MD, professional consult to assess abnormal hematological findings or to rule out specific concerns.

Reference Range*

Interpretive report provided.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details

Days Test Performed

Daily, 24 hours

Analytic Time

48 hours

Soft Order Code

PREVD

Synonyms

Synonyms

Pathologist Review of Peripheral Blood Slide
PATHOLOGIST REVIEW OF PB
PATH REV D
PREVD

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Laboratory

Hematopathology

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Specimen Requirements

Offsite Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a lavender top EDTA K2 Vacutainer® tube or EDTA K2 Microtainer® tube. Send intact within 8 hours of collection if stored at room temperature or if stored refrigerated. Two unstained peripheral smears made from the specimen at the time of collection may be submitted concurrently if transport cannot be done within 8 hours. Then the specimen must be received within 24 hours kept at room temperature, or 48 hours if refrigerated. The request for Pathologist Review must be accompanied by a reason for review. If no reason is provided, a peripheral blood smear will be prepared and will be available in the Hematology Laboratory for 30 days. Please contact MLabs within 30 days.NOTE: Blood smear preparation cannot be done on specimen more than 8 hours old due to increased cellular degeneration. This may result in the differential and pathologist review request being canceled.

Rejection Criteria

Specimens clotted, diluted with IV fluid, containing fibrin strands and clumped platelets, or in underfilled or improper tubes will be rejected.

Contraindication

NOTE: Blood smear preparation cannot be done on specimen more than 8 hours old due to increased cellular degeneration. This may result in the differential being canceled.

Container

Lavender Top Tube

Normal Volume

3 ml EDTA K2 whole blood in Vacutainer® tube or 500 µl EDTA K2 whole blood in Microtainer® tube

Minimum Volume

1 ml EDTA K2 whole blood in Vacutainer® tube or 300 µl EDTA K2 whole blood in Microtainer® tube

Additional Information

Test includes pathologist interpretation of results. Complete Blood Count with Differential (CBCD) will be performed and billed at a separate additional charge.

Billing Information

Fee Codes


Pro Fee Code

85060.4

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