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Test Code PATHSM Peripheral Blood Smear (PBS); Consult and Report LAB755

Test Method

Wright Stained Blood Smear with Microscopy

Specimen Requirement

Wright-stained peripheral blood smears on an EDTA sample.


Testing is performed Monday through Friday.

Same day on orders received by 1300. Interpretation by a

CPT Code Information

85060 Coagulopathy Testing: Blood smear, peripheral,
interpretation by physician with written report.

LOINC Code Information


Useful For

Obtaining expert opinion on peripheral blood smear associated
with an internal CBC with Differential

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Wright-stained smears or whole blood collected in
EDTA purple-top tube (< 8 hrs old). The tube must be
at least one quarter full to be acceptable for testing. Capillary
specimen collected in EDTA microtube is also acceptable.
The  tube must contain at least 375 mcL (bottom line) to
be acceptable for testing.