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Pathologist Review of Peripheral Smear

Test Code


CPT Code(s)


Preferred Specimen(s)

2 glass microscope slide-peripheral smears

Minimum Volume

1 slide

Alternative Specimen(s)

2 smears, unfixed, air dried accompanied by CBC profile information from client.

Collection Instructions

Do not refrigerate.  Submit results of CBC/Differential counts and clinical history.

Transport Container

Slide in slide holder

Transport Temperature

Room temperature

Specimen Stability

Slides: Make smears immediately

Reject Criteria

If poor quality smear(s)


Microscopic Examination/Pathologist Review

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics-Cincinnati
6700 Steger Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45237-3046

Setup Schedule

Set up: Mon-Fri (Day shift); Report available: 24-hrs

Clinical Significance

To assist in diagnosis of hematological disorders.

LOINC®' Code(s)

The Result and LOINC information listed below should not be used for electronic interface maintenance with Quest Diagnostics. Please contact the Quest Diagnostics Connectivity Help Desk for more information at 800-697-9302.

NOTE: The codes listed in the table below are not orderable Test Codes.

Result NameLOINC CodeComponent Name
30081400PATHOLOGIST REVIEW OF PERIPHERAL SMEAR14869-2Pathologist review

Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

LOINC assignment is based on a combination of test attributes, including the method used by the performing laboratory. For tests not performed by Quest Diagnostics, codes are assigned by the performing laboratory.

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