Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

STAT: 1 hour; Routine: 4 - 8 hours

MiChart Code
CBC with Platelet Count
Soft Order Code
CBC

Test Updated:

Synonyms

CBC
Complete Blood Count
Hct
Hgb
Hgb & Hct
MCH
MCHC
MCV
RBC
RDW
Red Cell Count
WBC
White Cell Count
APHERESIS COUNTS
HCT
HGB
PLT
WBC
HEMATOCRIT
HEMOGLOBIN
PLATELET COUNT
WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNT
Hemoglobin, Whole Blood
RED CELL DISTRIBUTION WIDTH
RED BLOOD CELL COUNT
PLATELET COUNT
MEAN PLATELET VOLUME
MEAN CORPUSCULAR VOLUME
MEAN CORPUSCULAR HGB CONCENTRN
Platelet Count
Hematocrit

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Sysmex XN9000

Test Usage

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) when applicable.

Reference Range

Updated March 2018

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection

NOTE: Liquid EDTA K3 collection tubes are not acceptable and will be rejected due to possible dilutional effects.

Collection Onsite

Collect specimen in a lavender top EDTA K2 Vacutainer® tube or EDTA K2 Microtainer® tube. Send intact specimen at room temperature within 24 hours of collection. NOTE: Blood smear preparation cannot be done on specimen more than 8 hours old due to increased cellular degeneration.

Collection Offsite

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.

Pediatric Lavender Top Tube
Lavender Top Tube
Normal Volume
3 ml EDTA K2 whole blood in Vacutainer® tube or 500 µl EDTA K2 whole blood in Microtainer® tube
Minimum Volume
1 ml EDTA K2 whole blood in Vacutainer® tube or 300 µl EDTA K2 whole blood in Microtainer® tube

Billing Information

CPT Code
85027 CBC, 85025 CBCD
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
Z7-5 CBCPD

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.