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HemePath Consult Analyzer

Order Name ANEMIA AN
Test Number: 0110800
Revision Date 10/19/2021
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Anemia Analyzer Smear
Microscopy  
Complete Blood Count (CBC) with Automated Differential
Flow cytometry  
Immature Platelet Fraction
Flow cytometry 71693-6 
Reticulocyte (Retic) Count
Flow cytometry  
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred See Instructions See Instructions EDTA (lavender top) and Clot Activator SST Refrigerated
Instructions Collect Both:  One 5mL(3mL) EDTA (Lavender) and One 5mL Clot Activator SST.
(Serum specimen must be drawn within 72 hours of other specimens if not collected at the same time.)
For best results: Room temperature specimens should be tested within 24hrs, otherwise send Refrigerated.
Refrigerated specimens can be tested up to 48hrs. Specimens received after 24hrs will not receive a manual differential.
Slides must be made within 24hr of collection.
Specimens received greater than 48hrs old will be canceled.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Testing Schedule Daily 
Expected TAT 1 Day  
Clinical Use This algorithm is used in the evaluation of newly encountered anemia. A CBC and reticulocyte count begin a cascade with the appropriate chemistry tests added as needed. The peripheral blood smear, the results of the biochemical tests and the patient clinical history is reviewed by a pathologist who issues an interpretive report. 
CPT Code(s) For more information on this Analyzer, access our "Specialized Tests" section of this guide for a complete listing of tests and CPT codes.
Lab Section Hematology