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22521 Hematology Consult

Hematology Consult
Test Code: HCON
Synonyms/Keywords
​Slide for Pathologist, Pathology Slide, Heme Consult
Test Components
Pathology review and interpretation.
Useful For
​Correlation and interpretation of hematologic results and findings.
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ Whole Blood​ EDTA Lavender Top Tube (LTT)​ EDTA Pink Top Tube (PTT)​ 2.0 mL​ One lavender top microcollection tube or 1.0 mL in 3 mL blood collection tube​ One lavender top micro collection tube with 0.5 mL​
Collection Processing Instructions

Whole Blood:

Draw blood in lavender top tube (LTT).  After the tube has been filled with blood, invert specimen at least 5-6 times in order to facilitate mixing and prevent coagulation.

Slides:
Prepare blood smear within two hours of collection, up to 24 hours, label with computer generated label or use pencil to label with patients full name and date. Store slides at room temperature.
 
Forward Hematology analyzer printout or LTT to Marshfield Campus
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole blood​ Ambient​ <24 hours​
Refrigerated​ <48 hours​
Blood Slide (smear)​ ​Ambient ​<30 days
Rejection Criteria
Clotted specimens
Gross hemolysis​
IV or tissue fluid diluted specimens​
Frozen samples​
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Marshfield​ Monday through Friday​1 day​ Pathologist review ​
Test Information

​Hematology consult MUST be physician requested for a hematology slide to be reviewed and interpreted by pathologist.  Marshfield Labs will bill back the ordering provider for this service due.

Consultation includes peripheral slide review, interpretation of current hemogram/differential results, and correlation of previous medical records if indicated by findings.

Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield​ Interpretive report​
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​85060
Synonyms/Keywords
​Slide for Pathologist, Pathology Slide, Heme Consult
Test Components
Pathology review and interpretation.
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity ​Heme Consu Interpretation
​Cerner ​Hematology Consult Interpretation
​COM ​Heme Slide Pathology Consult
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ Whole Blood​ EDTA Lavender Top Tube (LTT)​ EDTA Pink Top Tube (PTT)​ 2.0 mL​ One lavender top microcollection tube or 1.0 mL in 3 mL blood collection tube​ One lavender top micro collection tube with 0.5 mL​
Collection Processing

Whole Blood:

Draw blood in lavender top tube (LTT).  After the tube has been filled with blood, invert specimen at least 5-6 times in order to facilitate mixing and prevent coagulation.

Slides:
Prepare blood smear within two hours of collection, up to 24 hours, label with computer generated label or use pencil to label with patients full name and date. Store slides at room temperature.
 
Forward Hematology analyzer printout or LTT to Marshfield Campus
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole blood​ Ambient​ <24 hours​
Refrigerated​ <48 hours​
Blood Slide (smear)​ ​Ambient ​<30 days
Rejection Criteria
Clotted specimens
Gross hemolysis​
IV or tissue fluid diluted specimens​
Frozen samples​
Useful For
​Correlation and interpretation of hematologic results and findings.
Test Components
Pathology review and interpretation.
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield​ Interpretive report​
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Marshfield​ Monday through Friday​1 day​ Pathologist review ​
For billing questions, see Contacts
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​85060
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.