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Peripheral Blood Smear, Extra Slide Requests

Source Blood
Mnemonic  

ESHEM


ONLY used in cases where an extra blood smear/slide is requested for a specific Hematologist.


Select the Hematologist’s name from the drop-down menu.  If Hematologist’s name is not on list, select “Other” and enter an order note “Extra slide for Dr. (enter name)”
Specimen Requirements

1 x 4 mL or 1 x 3 mL lavender top EDTA tube

Whole blood

Specimen Handling Apply barcode smear label to empty tube, attach tube with elastic band to patient's EDTA tube.
Additional Information

If a blood smear or peripheral blood smear is requested, order BLS (Peripheral Blood Smear Evaluation Request). 

Testing Location Hematology-All Sites
Testing Frequency Daily
Alternate Name(s) Extra Slide/blood smear
Reference Interval