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White Blood Cell Count

Centralized Core Laboratory : Hematology

Test ID/Workstation :
WBC AHEM1
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Purple top (EDTA) tube: Whole Blood
Collection Volume:
2.0 mL (minimum 0.3 mL)
Cause for Rejection:
Specimen hemolyzed, clotted, diluted with IV fluid, or collected in heparin, specimen at room temperature >8hours or refrigerated specimens >24 hours.
Storage:
Refrigerated
Availability:
Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology:
Unopette and microscopic evaluation
Special Instructions:
Indicate clearly if a 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 range is available on patient report
CPT Code:
85048
Synonyms:
White Count; Total WBC; Leukocyte Count