Methodology
Immunohistochemistry (IHC)
Test Description
Cytochemical stain. The Wright Giemsa stain is used to stain peripheral blood and bone marrow smears for study of blood cell morphology.
Specimen Requirements
  • Minimum two slides fresh smear: bone marrow aspirate preferred, peripheral blood accepted
  • Slide identifiers should be clearly written and match exactly with the specimen ID and specimen labeling as noted on the requisition.
Storage and Transportation
Use cold pack for transport. Make sure cold pack is not in direct contact with specimen.
CPT Code(s)*
88313x1
Turnaround Time
24 hours
Level of Service
Stain Only

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