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SEZARY CELL EXAM

Mnemonic

SEZARY

Guidelines

Specimens should be received within 24 hours of collection. Testing must be performed within 48 hours of collection.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Whole Blood, one lavender (EDTA) top tube

Handling

Send samples Monday through Thursday only. Samples must be received at Legacy Central Lab by noon Monday through Thursday within 24 hours of collection.

Preferred Volume

5.0 mL whole blood (EDTA) and 6 unfixed smears

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL whole blood (EDTA) and 6 unfixed smears

Transport

Room temperature

Stability

Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Reported

2-5 days

Method

Stain

Referral Lab

ARUP (49180)

Reference Values

Reference Values

0-15% lymphocytes having sezary morphology within normal limits
≥16%: Abnormal

CPT Codes

85060

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:37 AM


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