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Test Code A69 Peripheral Blood Smear (PBS); Consult & Report

Important Note

This is ordered if a clinician requests pathologist review of a blood smear for CBC with Differential already completed by UCL. Notify the laboratory of the date and time of the CBC with Differential order that requires smear review by a pathologist.

Additional Codes


PowerChart: Blood Smear Consult + Report

Epic: LAB2715 Peripheral Blood Smear to Path

Test Method

Wright Stained Blood Smear with Microscopy

Specimen Requirement

EDTA whole blood is required.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Whole blood collected in EDTA purple-top tube. The tube must be at least one quarter full to be acceptable for testing.

Capillary specimen collected in EDTA microtube. The  tube must contain at least 375 mcl (bottom line) to be acceptable for testing.


Testing is performed Monday through Sunday.

Same day on orders received by 1300. Interpretation by a pathologist

Reference Values

Neutrophils: 42.0 - 74.0%

Lymphocytes: 18.0 - 44.0%

Monocytes: 5.0 - 13.0%

Eosinophils: 1.0 - 8.0%

Basophils: 0.0 - 2.0%

Absolute Neutrophils: 1.6-6.1 thou/mcL

  • Critical Value: Low: < 0.5 thou/mcL

Absolute Lymphocytes: 1.2-3.7 thou/mcL

Absolute Monocytes: 0.2-0.8 thou/mcL

Absolute Eosinophils: 0.0-0.5 thou/mcL

Absolute Basophils: 0.0-0.1 thou/mcL

CPT Code Information

85060 Coagulopathy Testing: Blood smear, peripheral, interpretation by physician with written report.

Useful For

Obtaining expert opinion on peripheral blood smear associated with an internal CBC with Differential

LOINC Code Information


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