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Morphology Evaluation (Special Smear)

Reporting Name

Morphology Eval (special smear)

Useful For

Detecting disease states or syndromes of the white blood cells, red blood cells, or platelet cell lines of a patient's peripheral blood

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
DIFFS Morphology Eval (Special Smear) No Yes
SPSM_ Special Smear No Yes

Testing Algorithm

For MML patients, a physician review is included if clinically abnormal results are identified by microscopic examination.

For Mayo patients, a consultant evaluation is performed if clinically abnormal results are identified by microscopic examination (at an additional charge).

Method Name

Manual-Microscopic Examination of Cells

Includes neutrophilic segs and bands, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, basophils, erythrocyte morphology, and platelets.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Whole blood

Specimen Required

Container/Tube: Slides

Specimen Volume: 5 unstained, well-made peripheral blood smears (fingerstick blood)

Collection Instructions: If peripheral blood smears (fingerstick blood) is not available, a smear from EDTA blood will be accepted.

Additional Information: Include complete blood count results (if available) and reason for referral.

Specimen Minimum Volume

Smears: 2

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole blood Ambient (preferred)
  Refrigerated 

Reference Values

An interpretive report will be provided.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

CPT Code Information

85007-Differential

85060-Hematopathology consultation (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Result ID Reporting Name LOINC Code
SEGBA Neutrophilic Segs and Bands 769-0
LYMPH Lymphocytes 737-7
MONOC Monocytes 744-3
EOS Eosinophils 714-6
BASO Basophils 707-0
META Metamyelocytes 740-1
MYEL Myelocytes 749-2
PROMY Promyelocytes 783-1
UBLS Blasts 709-6
PLSM Plasma Cells 13047-6
M_KR Megakarocytes 19252-6
NUCL Nucleated RBC 19048-8
FRAGC Fragile Cells 34992-8
BL_PR Blasts and Promonocytes In Process
MO_PR Monocytes and Promonocytes In Process
MANC Manual Absolute Neutrophil Count 753-4
INT01 Interpretation 59466-3
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