PERIPHERAL BLOOD SMEAR (PBS)

PERIPHERAL BLOOD SMEAR (PBS)

LABORATORY SECTION:

  • Clinical Hematology

METHODOLOGY:

  • Direct Microscopic Examination

PURPOSE:

  • used to look for abnormalities in blood cells
  • provides information on the number and shape of cells that can help diagnose certain blood disorders or other medical conditions

PATIENT PREPARATION:

  • No patient preparation needed

TYPE OF SPECIMEN:

  • 2mL EDTA whole blood for adults
  • slides should be secured on a firm container to prevent breakage

REJECTION OF SPECIMEN:

  • QNS (quality not sufficient)
  • improper collection
  • specimen storage and transport were outside temperature range

RUNNING DAY:

  • Everyday

SPECIMEN STABILITY:

  • ROOM TEMPERATURE (20-24°C)

 

  • REFRIGERATED TEMPERATURE (2-8°C)

 

  • Not applicable

 

  • 24 HOURS

RELEASING OF RESULTS:

  • 3-5 days after specimen collection

*this may varies depending on the specialist doctor that may read the smear