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Wright's Stain, body fluid

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code WSBF
Performed by Parnassus Hematology
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Method Hematek or Wescor stainer
Collection Instructions Identify type of body fluid on requisition. Deliver immediately to lab. Specimen label must contain the date and time the sample was collected and the legible name of the person who collected the sample.
Container type Lavender top
Sample type Body Fluid collected in EDTA
Normal range
Stability Smears should be stained within 12 hours. If staining is to be delayed fix smears in methyl alcohol. If smears are left unfixed for a day or longer, the dried plasma will stain, producing a blue background, thus making a uniform staining difficult.
Turn around times Turnaround time 4 hours.
CPT coding 89051
LOINC code 681-7
Last Updated 1/27/2011 11:53:39 AM
Entry Number 1014
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