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833X: Peripheral Blood Smear Interpretation Print View
Blood Smear Interp      

PRIMARY
1 Smear/Slide, Blood (x2) 2 (1) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Smear/Slides   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Air dried smear   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  

The diagnosis of lymphoproliferative and hematopoietic disorders is complex. Hematopathologists and other medical professionals are available to guide test selection and to help synthesize laboratory results with the clinical history.

Required Information: Patient history and any other relevant
information; CBC/Differential results; name, telephone # and fax # of
referring physician.
Instructions: Do not refrigerate. Make peripheral blood smears
immediately from EDTA tube.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Code
85060

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Reject Criteria: Hemolysis; lipemia; poor quality smear Transport Temperature: Room temperature Methodology: Microscopic Examination/Pathologist Review






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