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Test Code LAB90130 Schistocyte Smear

Additional Codes


Reporting Title

Smear for Schistocytes


Microscopic Examination of a Wright Stain

Used to evaluate RBC morphology; included as part of a disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) work-up.

Performing Laboratory

OhioHealth Laboratory Services-RMH, GMC, DH, DMH, MGH, GMH, HMH, MH, SH, WECC, PMC Core Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Draw blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s), and send EDTA whole blood. Mix by gently inverting 8 times. Do not centrifuge. Forward unprocessed whole blood promptly at ambient temperature only.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient/Refrigerate NO/Frozen NO

Reference Values

None seen

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Test Classification and CPT Coding