Test Directory

Blood Film Examination

Containers - Adult

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Red Cap Tube EDTA KE 2.7ml
Volume Range
>1.5ml
Additive per Container
EDTA

Containers - Child

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Pink Cap - Paediatric
Volume Range
>0.5ml
Additive per Container
EDTA

Reference ranges

​Individual reports are written for each blood film.

Laboratory Site

RIE
51 Little France Crescent
Old Dalkeith Road
Edinburgh
EH16 4SA
Telephone: 0131 536 1000
SJH
Howden Road West
Howden
Livingston
West Lothian
EH54 6PP
Telephone: 01506 523000
WGH
Crewe Road South
Edinburgh
EH4 2XU
Telephone: 0131 537 1000

Transport arrangements

Sample MUST be received within 24 hours of collection

Sample storage arrangements

Room Temperature

How to request

TRAK / Request form

Availability

Monday - Friday: routine service 09:00 - 17:00. Saturday - Sunday: routine service 09:00 - 13:00
Please contact the laboratory for urgent samples outside of routine hours.

Anticipated turnaround

4 Hours

What happens if the result is positive or abnormal

The Full Blood Count is always performed alongside the Blood Film Examination. Blood Films with unexpected morphology will be reviewed by a member of the medical staff who will contact the appropriate department if necessary. Please provide a telephone/ bleep number.