Smear - Physician Request

Tube Type

Test ID LAB5201
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Core Laboratory
Tube Station 30 Routine: 888 STAT
Specimen Routine: blood/lavender top blood collection tube: 0.5 mL minimum volume in microcollection device; see important Comments
whole blood - 24hrs
stained slide - acceptable if peripheral smear made before sample is >24 hrs.
Availability Routine: 24 hours/day
STAT: 24 hours/day
Comments CBCP or CBCD must also be ordered. SPULL cannot be ordered alone. SPULL request DO NOT trigger a manual review of smear by technologist. Physician is responsible for retrieving and reviewing smear.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on November 16, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514