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  Differential Specimen Type:
  also known as Diff

Blood


HEMATOLOGY

Specimen requirements: 3 mL EDTA Hemogard Closure
  or:3 mL EDTA draw
  or:Lav Fingerstick Microtainer
Unit of measure: Percent (%)
Ideal sample: 3 mL EDTA Whole Blood (Laverder top tube)
Absolute minimum amount: 0.5 ML EDTA Whole Blood (Lavender top tube)
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: N/A
Request test on form: MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum] ( 151-104 )
Order/entry screen(s): Hematology/Coagulation
  Common Lab Procedures
Stat frequency: Daily
Stat turn around time: 2 hours
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 24 Hours
For Hillcrest deliver to: SCRAP : Specimen Central Receiving and
  Processing, room 2-117
For Thornton deliver to: Hematology : Processing Desk, 1st floor,
  Hospital, room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Manual Microscopy
Special Instructions: A manual differential is only performed when an automated differential appears to be abnormal by examining the scatterplot from the cell-counting instrument or by reviewing the peripheral smear.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Quantitative
CyberLAB abbreviation: MDIFF
CyberLAB code: 7131
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A