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Test Name: Buffy Coat for Electron Microscopy

Test Code(s): SPATH / not orderable in Health Link

CPT Code(s): 88348

Testing Site: Testing will be sent to an approved reference laboratory.

Request Form: Tissue Exam Request Form UWH #33

Days Performed: Mon-Fri, dayshift.

Turnaround Time: Routine: 1 week.


Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Blood

Collection Instructions: Call the VA Madison Electron Microscopy Lab at 256-1901 EXT 11715 prior to collecting specimen

Collection Container: Preferred: 2 Lavender tops

Collection Volume: Preferred: Full tube

Volume Required: Preferred: 10 mL
Pediatrics: 5 mL

Specimen Transport: Transport Specimen to UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220)immediately with instructions to contact the VA Electron Microscopy Lab as soon as possible upon arrival

Unacceptable Criteria: Ultrastructure deteriorates rapidly; the specimen will not be suitable for processing if received more than two hours after collection.  


Interpretation

Electron Microscopy, NCL Buffy coat, CLN Buffy coat

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