20400:MANUAL DIFFERENTIAL, PATHOLOGISTS REVIEW

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20400:MANUAL DIFFERENTIAL, PATHOLOGISTS REVIEW
Methodology: Microscopic slide review of Wright’s stained blood films.
Edit Date: 10/15/2008
Performed: Daily
Released: Next day
CPT Code: 85007
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA) and/or one to two blood films. If only blood films are submitted, include an unstained slide, if possible.
Handling: Refrigerate blood. Send slides in slide holders, or wrap in heavy cardboard and tape closed.
Standard Volume: 2 blood films or 3 mL EDTA whole blood.
Minimum Volume: 1 blood film or 0.5 mL EDTA whole blood in a 1.0 mL microcollection tube.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Broken slides or poorly prepared or stained slides.