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Test Name: Peripheral Smear
Test Code: 005300
Other Names: N/A
Test Includes: WBC, RBC, PLTs, Pathologist
Specimen Requirements: Whole blood AND peripheral blood films made at the time of collection., Tube filled to capacity AND two freshly prepared blood films
Container: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube AND glass slides
Collection Instructions: Invert tube 8 to 10 times immediately after tube is filled at the time of collection.
Stability: Maintain specimen at room temperature.
Rejection Criteria / Special Instructions: Test request form must be completed with patient history, including pertinent clinical information and physician's name and telephone number.
Methodology: Microscopic examination