Peripheral Smear

Test Methodology:

Manual Method


Running Day:

Daily


Turn Around Time:

Four hours 


Specimen Requirement:

Freshly collected, must be submitted to hematology within two hours after collection/3cc whole blood / 500uL microtainer (EDTA) or two direct smears (finger prick) 


Patient Preparation:

None 


Special Considerations:

Mix by gentle inversion 8 to 10 times 


Unit Conducting the Service:

Hematology