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Methodology: Cytochemical Staining
Edit Date: 3/17/2009
Performed: Monday-Friday (STATs only on weekends)
Released: 48 hours
CPT Code: 83876
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA), or 2-3 blood or bone marrow slides.
Handling: Protect blood from light by wrapping tube in foil. Send slides in a slide folder or wrap in heavy cardboard and tape closed. Send to PeaceHealth Laboratories within 24 hours for optimum staining.
Standard Volume: 4 mL EDTA whole blood, or 3 slides.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL EDTA whole blood, or 1 slide.
Transport: Whole blood refrigerated; slides ambient.
Comments: Include copy of hematology results including bone marrow differential, if available, to assist with pathologist interpretation. Used to detect granulocytic differentiation of immature cells in evaluation of leukemia. See also: Esterase Stain (23260).
Rejection Criteria: Insufficient material on slides for evaluation; frozen specimen; gross hemolysis.

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