White Blood Cell Count


Test ID/Workstation: WBC MAHM1

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Purple top (EDTA) tube: Whole Blood

Collection Volume: 2.0 mL (minimum 0.3 mL)

Cause for rejection: Specimen more than 24 hours old, hemolyzed, clotted,diluted with IV fluid or collected in heparin

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Daily, 24 hours;STAT

Methodology: Unopette and microscopic evaluation

Special Instructions: Indicate clearly if a specimen has been drawn form an arterial line that has been rinsed with heparin.

OC Power Word: LVWBC

Lab/Phone: 330-746-9623

TAT: 8 hours

Additional Info: Reference range is available on patient report

CPT Code: 85048

Synonyms: White Count, Total WBC; Leukocyte Count

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