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Test ID BLOD0979 HEINZ BODY STAIN

AKA

Heinz Body Blood Smear

Specimen Type/Requirements

Perform venipuncture or capillary stick according to standard operating procedure. Fill one lavender-top (EDTA) tube or lavender-top microtainer.

Minimum Volume

Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL whole blood.

Transport Temperature

Send at room temperature.

Performed Test Frequency

Daily.

Methodology

Light microscopy

CPT

85441

Performing Lab

Sanford Fargo