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CBC (includes Differential and Platelets) with Smear Review
WBC, RBC, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW, Platelet Count, MPV and Differential with Smear Review.
If abnormal cells are noted on a manual review of the peripheral blood smear or if the automated differential information meets specific criteria, a full manual differential will be performed.
Whole blood full EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Microtainer 500 µL • 1 mL whole blood EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Maintain specimen at room temperature. Do not refrigerate. If multiple draw, collect EDTA (lavender-top) tube last. Traumatic draw can introduce thromboplastin and trap WBC and platelets. Refrigeration can precipitate fibrin and trap WBC and platelets.
EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Room temperature: 48 hours
Gross hemolysis • Clotted • Quantity not sufficient • Age of specimen
Electronic Cell Sizing • Sorting • Cytometry • Microscopy
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A complete blood count is used as a screening test for various disease states including anemia, leukemia and inflammatory processes.
Peripheral Smear Review with CBC
Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.
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