Hematologic Diseases

Preparation and staining of blood smears for the identification and enumeration of blood cells.

disease state indication(s)
Various, case dependent

clinical use
Various, case dependent

methodology/product platform
Cytochemistry

specimen type and requirements
Slides: Two (2) bedside smears or 1 mL of peripheral blood in EDTA (purple-top) tube.
Note: Use refrigerated cold pack for transport. Make sure cold pack is not in direct contact with specimen.
DO NOT FREEZE.

turnaround time
Global (TC & PC): 3 days

cpt code(s)
85060 (x1) if peripheral blood smear is evaluated and reported

medicare moldx cpt code
Not applicable

regulatory classification
Laboratory developed test (LDT)

ordering option
Global (TC & PC)