Lab Test : Complete Blood Count

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Alternate:Complete Blood Count & Differential; CBC; CBCP
Includes:HCT, HGB, MCH, MCHC, MCV, PLT, MPV,RBC, RBC Morphology, RDW, WBC, WBC Differential.
Department:Hematology
Phone:(937) 641-3430
SQ Code:CBCP w/auto diff CBCM w/ manual diff
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Routine: 3 hours; STAT: 1 hour
Specimen:Blood
Volume:0.4 mL
Container:3 mL lavender top tube or lavender top microtainer (EDTA)
Temperature:Room temperature for 4 hours. Refrigerate if greater than 4 hours. Stable for maximum of 24 hours refrigerated.
Rejection:Improper tube type, clotted specimen, hemolyzed specimen, specimen diluted with IV fluid.
Normal:Platelet count: 140-440 x 103/ĶL.

See Tables HE-1, HE-2, HE-3, HE-4, HE-5, HE-6 and HE-7 in appendix for other parameters.
Limitations:Patient has been recently transfused.



WBC MORPHOLOGY: Indications for review by hematologist: presence of blasts, less than 10 or greater than 90% Neutrophils, greater than 30% Eosinophils, hypersegmented (7 or more nuclear segments), Pelger-Huet anomaly, peculiar atypical lymphocytes, reduced platelets.

RBC MORPHOLOGY: Indications for review by hematologist/pathologist: significant spherocytosis, presence of sickle cells, significant acanthocytes and schistocytes, elliptocytosis, malarial parasites. Any unusual morphology which is considered by the Hematology supervisor or by a Hematology technologist to be potentially significant in relation to patient care and diagnosis will also be reviewed by the hematologist/pathologist.
Method:Microscopic stained, electrical impedance (Coutler technology)
 

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