Smear for Morphology

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: MORPH SM
POE DESCRIPTION: MORPHOLOGY SMEAR FOR HEMATOLOGY
CPT CODE: 85007
DAYS PERFORMED: Daily, 24 hours; available stat
TURNAROUND TIME: 8 hours
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Same specimen must have a CBC request also. Not for general morphology but for specific morphological abnormality (i.e. spherocytes or cell inclusions).
CONTAINER TYPE: Lavender top (EDTA) tube
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Blood
REJECTION CRITERIA: Specimen clotted, >24 hours old
MINIMUM VOLUME: 1.5 mL venous, 250 µL capillary whole blood
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Specimen should be sent to the laboratory as soon as possible.
REFERENCE RANGE: None seen
TEST SYNONYM(S):Morphology Smear