Test Catalog

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Testing not found here may be available via our send out program. Please refer to our send out test directory (requires PHC intranet access). Pre-approval by a laboratory physician is required for many send out tests for both inpatients and outpatients.

For questions or comments about this catalog please contact Dr. Janet Simons at janet.simons@providencehealth.bc.ca

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Test Name: Blood Smear

Test Code: AMOR

Turn around time:

Collection Container: Lavender

Sample Type: Whole Blood EDTA

Minimum Volume: 3.0 mL

Testcode and Ordering Information: Order CBC. Smear will be made if CBC results meet inclusion criteria.

Collection and Shipping Requirements: Do not freeze. Ship at room temperature.

Method: Microscopic


1.0 mL minimum draw for 3 mL EDTA tubes.

Slide must be prepared within 6 hours of collection.