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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Blood Film Examination (Smear)

Test Name

Blood Film Examination (Smear)

Lavender Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Lavender

Minimum Volume = 1mL

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in a lavender top and send to core lab. Ensure sample is mixed adequately.

Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Stability: Stable within 24hrs (including add-ons).

Transportation: Transport at room temperature within 1 hour of collection.

Sample Rejection Criteria: Clotted sample, unlabeled or Samples non sufficient quantity.

Required documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

STAT = 3hrs
routine = 24hrs


Reference Value

See Report

Test Code


Testing Location

SMH Heamatology

Other Information

Last Updated: May 06, 2020