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Complete Blood Count with Differential (CBC)
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    Complete Blood Count with Differential (CBC)

    Product Code: LCBC

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    Test Description

    Complete Blood Count with Differential (CBC)

    The CBC with differential measures many parameters in whole blood that may be associated with allergies, anemia, infection, inflammation, leukemia, blood parasites, platelet abnormalities and determines the number and morphology of white and red blood cells.

    The CBC consists of red cell and white cell count, hemoglobin, hematocrit, red cell indicies (calculated) that includes mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC), mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), the percentage and morphology of white blood cells, red cell morphology and platelet count.

    Profile Includes: Automated count (white blood cells; red blood cells; hemoglobin; hematocrit; MCV; MCH; MCHC; platelets); Manual Differential

    Test Details

    Process time: 5 to 7 business days

    Process method: The methodology is by Abbott CELL-DYN« automated cell counter. The differential is performed manually on a stained blood smear.

    CPT code: 85027, 85007

    Special instructions: Submit 2 blood smear slides with whole blood sample. Collection tube must be filled to full draw capacity to insure correct blood to anticoagulant ratio of specimen. Specimen must be shipped same day as collection. Specimens accepted Monday û Thursday only.

    Rejection causes: Gross Hemolysis; frozen specimen.

    Collection Instructions

    Patient prep: None

    Specimen volume: 6 mL EDTA whole blood

    Minimum volume: same

    Collection container: EDTA tube

    Transport container: Plastic transport tube. Stable 24 hours at room temperature. Refrigerated specimens are stable 48 hours.

    Transport instructions: Refrigerate. DO NOT FREEZE! NOTE: tube needs to be wrapped properly to prevent breakage during transportation.

    Collection instructions: Click here for PDF


    Normal values: The normal ranges for each parameter differs depending on the gender and age of the patient (male or female, child or adult). These are included on the patient's laboratory report.


    Reference one: Bessman, J.D. Automated blood counts and differentials, 2nd Ed. Baltimore, The John Hopkins University Press, 1988.

    Reference two: O'Conner, B.H.O. A color atlas and instructional manual of peripheral blood cell morphology. Williams and Wilkens Co. 1-36.

    Reference three: Operator's manual, Abbott CELL-DYN, Abbott Laboratories, Santa Clara, Ca.

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