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Test Code SPSM Morphology Evaluation (Special Smear), Blood

Reporting Name

Morphology Eval (special smear)

Useful For

Detecting disease states or syndromes of the white blood cells, red blood cells, or platelet cell lines of a patient's peripheral blood

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
DIFFS Morphology Eval (Special Smear) No Yes
SPSM_ Special Smear No Yes

Testing Algorithm

If clinically abnormal results are identified by microscopic examination, a peripheral blood smear review is performed by a Hematopathologist at an additional charge.


If patient has not had a complete blood cell count in the last 3 days, one will be performed at an additional charge.


See Acute Tick-Borne Disease Testing Algorithm

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Whole blood

Necessary Information

Clinician should provide indication for performing test.

Specimen Required

Collection Container/Tube: 2 slides

Specimen Volume: 2 unstained, well prepared peripheral blood smears

Collection Instructions: Smears made from blood obtained by either a lavender top (EDTA) tube or finger stick specimen

Specimen Minimum Volume

See Specimen Required

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Whole blood Ambient (preferred) CARTRIDGE
  Refrigerated  CARTRIDGE

Reference Values

1-3 years

Neutrophils/bands: 22-51%

Lymphocytes: 37-73%

Monocytes: 2-11%

Eosinophils: 1-4%

Basophils: 0-2%

Metamyelocytes: 0%

Myelocytes: 0%


4-7 years

Neutrophils/bands: 30-65%

Lymphocytes: 29-65%

Monocytes: 2-11%

Eosinophils: 1-4%

Basophils: 0-2%

Metamyelocytes: 0%

Myelocytes: 0%


8-13 years

Neutrophils/bands: 35-70%

Lymphocytes: 23-53%

Monocytes: 2-11%

Eosinophils: 1-4%

Basophils: 0-2%

Metamyelocytes: 0%

Myelocytes: 0%



Neutrophils/bands: 50-75%

Lymphocytes: 18-42%

Monocytes: 2-11%

Eosinophils: 1-3%

Basophils: 0-2%

Metamyelocytes: <1%

Myelocytes: <0.5%


An interpretive report will be provided.

Day(s) Performed

Sunday through Saturday

CPT Code Information


85060-(if appropriate)

85027-(if appropriate)

88184-(If appropriate)

88185-(If appropriate)

88187-(if appropriate)

88188-(if appropriate)

88189-(if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
SPSM Morphology Eval (special smear) 14869-2


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
SEGBA Neutrophilic Segs and Bands 23761-0
LYMPH Lymphocytes 26478-8
MONOC Monocytes 26485-3
EOS Eosinophils 714-6
BASO Basophils 707-0
META Metamyelocytes 740-1
MYEL Myelocytes 749-2
PROMY Promyelocytes 783-1
UBLS Blasts 709-6
PLSM Plasma Cells 79426-3
M_KR Megakaryocytes 19252-6
NUCL Nucleated RBC 19048-8
FRAGC Fragile Cells 34992-8
BL_PR Blasts and Promonocytes 709-6
MANC Manual Absolute Neutrophil Count 753-4
INT01 Interpretation 59466-3
REV96 Reviewed by: 18771-6

Report Available

1 day

Method Name

Manual-Microscopic Examination of Cells


Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
PINTP Peripheral Smear Interpretation No No
CBCN CBC without Differential Yes No

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.