Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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CBC WITH WBC DIFFERENTIAL AND ANEMIA REFLEX WORKUP

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1964         Geisinger Epic ID: 53647

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood AND serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
3.5 mL gold-top (serum separator) tube AND a 2mL lavender-top (EDTA) tube
Special notes:
Performed at GMC as a routine test. CBCD can be performed STAT at select locations. Please contact the laboratory for more information.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Do not centrifuge lavender-top tube. Gold-top tube ONLY: Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 3000 rpm. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Lavender tube: Refrigerated 72 hours. Room temperature 24 hours. Blood smears should be made from lavender tube within 16 hours of collection. Gold top tube: refrigerated 3 days.
Rejection criteria:
Same criteria that apply to specific tests involved.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
See individual tests performed.
CPT code(s):
85027 plus and reflex tests addded. See specific tests.
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
CBCD with additional reflex tests as indicated by these results . Possible tests include: B12, Creatinine, Ferritin, Folate, Iron Screen including TIBC, Reticulocyte Count and TSH.
Methodology:
See individual member listings.
Synonyms:
Anemia reflex panel
ARCBCD
Clinical significance:
Aids the physician in classifying a suspected anemia and helps identify the appropriate course for treatment.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Michelle Grant DO    
Review Date: 04/29/2019

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Hematology
Technical Lead: Michele Adler
Frequency: Daily, all shifts
Performed stat? No
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