Examination of a fixed and stained blood film can be an essential part of a haematological investigation.
|Tube||03 (EB) - EDTA Blood|
|Additional Information||Aged samples will be unsuitable for film examination due to cellular degeneration caused by EDTA. Maximum acceptable time for add on requests: Inpatient = 8hours, Outpatient/GP = upto 24hours but this may compromise the report|
|Turn Around||A&E: N/A
Day Case: 24 Hours
In-Patient: 6 Hours
Out-Patient: 24 Hours
GP: 24 Hours
|Send to||Blood Sciences Cross Site|
|Contact||For further details please contact Leeds Pathology customer services: firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Collection Con||Minimum Volume - one full 3ml EDTA or full paediatric tube
Instructions for Lab Staff: Standard lab processing- No special requirements.
|Ref. Range Notes||Blood Sciences Refernce ranges available through the useful information and links page:
|Telepath||LGI: DIFL. SJUH: DIFJ.|