Test directory: RBC Morphology

Ordering Code 88
Test Name RBC Morphology
Alias Morphology, Red Blood Cell
Preferred Specimen Whole Blood
Preferred Container EDTA, K2 (Lavender)
Other Specimen/Container Whole Blood in EDTA, K2 Microtainer (Lavender)
Optimum Volume 3 mL
Microtainer = 500 uL
Collection Instructions Mix well
EDTA tubes must be filled with at least 50% of the draw volume.
Handling Instructions Refrigerate specimen if transport time > 24 hours.
Transport Requirements Oahu: Ambient
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen Stability Ambient: 24 Hours
Refrigerated: 48 Hours
Rejection Criteria Frozen, Clotted, Contaminated, Hemolyzed, Over filled tube,
Under filled tube, Specimen older than stability limits.
Avail. Stat NO
Analytic Time 1 Day
Methodology Microscopic examination of peripheral smear.