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Test Code LAB2083 Ehrlichia Smear

Additional Codes

Test Name in EPIC EPIC Test Code Mnemonic
ANAPLASMOSIS SMEAR(EHRL)

LAB2083

EHRLS

 

Methodology

Microscopic Examination of Stained Buffy Coat Slides

Specimen Requirements

EDTA whole blood and smears are required.

 

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Minimum Volume: 1 mL

Additional Information:

1. Include a copy of hemogram results.

2. See Ehrlichia Smears in Special Instructions for examples of properly made slides.

 

Specimen Type: Smears

Container/Tube: Slide container

Specimen Volume: 12 smears

Collection Instructions:

1. Draw blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube

2. Prepare 6 peripheral smears (labeled as peripheral smears) and 6 buffy coat smears (labeled as buffy coat smears).

3. Prepare buffy coat smears as follows:

a. Spin down a small portion of EDTA whole blood.

b. Pipet buffy coat along with a small portion of plasma and make 6 smears.

c. Label these smears as buffy coat smears.

Additional Information:

1. Include a copy of hemogram results.

2. See Ehrlichia Smears in Special Instructions for examples of properly made slides.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient/Refrigerate 24 hours OK/Frozen NO

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday (day shift only)

Reference Values

Negative (reported as positive or negative)

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87207

Performing Laboratory

Hematology-

Central Region: St. Joseph's - Baxter Clinic Lab, St. Joseph's - Brainerd Clinic Lab, St. Joseph's Medical Center Lab

East Region: SMDC Clinical Lab

Special Instructions