Test Catalog

Test ID: SPSM    
Morphology Evaluation (Special Smear), Blood

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

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 A profile is a group of laboratory tests that are ordered and performed together under a single Mayo Test ID. Profile information lists the test performed, inclusive of the test fee, when a profile is ordered and includes reporting names and individual availability.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
DIFFSMorphology Eval (Special Smear)NoYes
SPSM_Special SmearNoYes

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
PINTPPeripheral Smear InterpretationNoNo
CBCNCBC without DifferentialYesNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

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


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


See Acute Tick-Borne Disease Testing Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Manual-Microscopic Examination of Cells


Includes neutrophilic segs/ bands, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, basophils, erythrocyte morphology, and platelets

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Morphology Eval (special smear)

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Peripheral Blood morphology evaluation