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Blood Film

Blood Sciences Test


Specimen

Whole blood EDTA tube

Special Instructions

Film must be made within 24 hours of collection-sufficient clinical information must be given with request

Test Usage

To allow microscopic examination of a blood film where the analyser derived FBC is insufficient

Availability

In house

STAT availability

Yes

Turnaround time

2 hr – STAT films

72 hrs – routine films

Clinical Advice

Clinical advice is available from the Haematology Medical team (contact RD&E switchboard on 01392 411611)

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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