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Test Code EOCT Eosinophil Count

Important Note

Specimen must be received within 8 hours of collection. Refrigerate sample if transportation is delayed

Specimen Type

Blood

Container

Lavender top

Preferred Volume

4 mL

Availability

24/7

Turnaround Time

8 hours

STAT Availability

Not Available

Test Methodology

Automated Count and 200 cell count manual differential

Additional Information

DO NOT REFRIGERATE.
Rejection criteria: clotted specimens, short specimen volume

CPT Code

85048

Test Includes

Absolute eosinophil count

Reference Range

50-480/ uL

Coverage Information

CMS has established a national coverage policy (NCD) for Medicare for this test as of November 25, 2002. Please document medical necessity. For more details click this link:  https://www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/details/ncd-details.aspx?NCDId=61&ncdver=1&bc=AgEAAAAAAAAA

Minimum Volume

2 mL in 4 mL tube, 1.5 mL in 3 mL tube

Fee Code

53448