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Test Name: Smear to Ordering MD

Test Code(s): SMER / HCSMER

CPT Code(s): 85008

Clinical Significance: Slide prepared at the request of the ordering physician for their review. Slide will not be reviewed by lab personnel. A WBC Differential should be ordered if lab needs to review. Smear for physician will either be held in lab or sent to clinic.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: Preferred: K3EDTA-Lavender top
Also Acceptable: K2EDTA-Lavender top

Sample Analyzed: Whole Blood

Unacceptable Criteria: Clotted specimens are not acceptable.

Stability: Ambient: 8 hours


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