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Laboratory Medicine

Test Directory / Blood film

Blood film


TestBlood film
Common AbbreviationsFILM
ProfileFBC added on the same sample
Clinical IndicationMorphological assessment of the peripheral blood. Used to assess many disorders including leukamia and anaemia.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample TypeEDTA
Minimum Volume1 x 3 mL (adult) 1 x 0.5 mL (paed) (can be shared with a FBC sample)
Special Precautions
Stability4-6 hours
Turnaround Time2 hours (urgent) 3 days (routine)
LaboratoryYork & Scarborough Hospital
Reference IntervalN/A
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