WBC differential (blood smear)

WBC differential (blood smear)

WBC differential (blood smear)

Species:          All species

Specimen:       Glass slide with film made from EDTA blood (lavender top) or from fresh blood immediately after collection

Container:       Send in a plastic slide holder, protected from breaking while on courier

Collection protocol:

Make smears preferably as soon as blood is taken, but as soon as is practicable. Degeneration of leukocytes may be seen within 15-20 mins of taking blood sample

Special handling/shipping requirements:

Air dry as quickly as possible. Do not refrigerate.

Comparison with other related tests:

Some of these preparation criteria apply to general cytology smears.