Complete Blood Count

Centralized Core Laboratory:Hematology

Test ID/Workstation: CBC AHEM1

Specimen Type: Blood

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

Collection Volume: 2.0 mL EDTA (minimum 0.3 mL) and 2 fresh smears

Cause for rejection: Specimens hemolyzed, clotted, diluted with IV fluid, or collected in heparin; tubes improperly filled; specimens at RT > 8 hrs or 4C > 24 hrs

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT

Methodology: Impedance measurement with Optical Flow light scatter and fluorescent measurements and microscopic evaluation of a Wright's stained blood film

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

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8416

TAT: 8 hours

Additional Info: Reference ranges available on patient report

CPT Code: -

Synonyms: CBC; Hemogram & Smear Review

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