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Complete Blood Count with Differential (CBC)

$61.00
SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS:
Please note that lab kits cannot be shipped to
New York, Alaska, Hawaii, or internationally.
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SKU:
LCBC
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
 

REFERENCES:

  • Bessman, J.D. Automated blood counts and differentials, 2nd Ed. Baltimore, The John Hopkins University Press, 1988.
  • O'Conner, B.H.O. A color atlas and instructional manual of peripheral blood cell morphology. Williams and Wilkens Co. 1-36.
  • Operator's manual, Abbott CELL-DYN, Abbott Laboratories, Santa Clara, Ca.
CPT CODE:
85027, 85007
COLLECTION CONTAINER:
EDTA tube
COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS:
LCBC-CBC.pdf
STATE & SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS:
We cannot ship lab kits to NY, AK, HI, or international
MINIMUM VOLUME:
same
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.
PATIENT PREP:
None
PROCESS METHOD:
The methodology is by Abbott CELL-DYN« automated cell counter. The differential is performed manually on a stained blood smear.
PROCESS TIME:
5 to 7 business days
REJECTION CAUSES:
Gross Hemolysis; frozen specimen.
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 Thurs
SPECIMEN VOLUME:
6 mL EDTA whole blood
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.