Evaluation of peripheral blood. Complete Blood Count includes white blood cell count (WBC), hemoglobin (HGB), hematocrit (HCT), platelet count (PLT), red blood cell count (RBC), MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW, MPV, and nucleated red blood cells (NRBC).
Updated January 2021
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
MCH and MCHC will not be reported if the plasma is lipemic or icteric. Red blood cell count (RBC), hematocrit (HCT), MCV, MCH, and MCHC will not be reported if the specimen is agglutinated.
STAT: 1 hour; Routine: 4 - 8 hours
- Complete Blood Count
- Hgb & Hct
- Red Cell Count
- White Cell Count
- APHERESIS COUNTS
- PLATELET COUNT
- WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNT
- Hemoglobin, Whole Blood
- MEAN CORPUSCULAR HGB CONCENTRN
- MEAN CORPUSCULAR VOLUME
- MEAN PLATELET VOLUME
- PLATELET COUNT
- RED BLOOD CELL COUNT
- RED CELL DISTRIBUTION WIDTH
- Platelet Count
STAT requests for this test will be performed on a STAT basis (supervisory staff approval is not required).
NOTE: Liquid EDTA K3 collection tubes are not acceptable and will be rejected due to possible dilutional effects.
Collect specimen in a lavender top EDTA K2 Vacutainer® tube or EDTA K2 Microtainer® tube. Send intact within 24 hours of collection if stored at room temperature or within 48 hours if stored refrigerated. NOTE: Blood smear preparation cannot be done on specimen more than 8 hours old due to increased cellular degeneration.
Available Blood Surveys include Blood Survey with Platelet Count (CBC) and Blood Survey with Differential and Platelet Count (CBCD). Automated differentials that fail to meet established performance criteria will be done by the manual method at an additional charge. By ordering this test the clinician acknowledges that additional reflex testing will be performed and billed at a separate additional charge if indicated. Test may include pathologist interpretation of results at an additional charge. By ordering this test, the clinician acknowledges that a pathologist interpretation will be performed and billed as a separate additional charge if indicated.