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* Complete Blood Count with Automated Differential

Mnemonic

CBCA

Synonym

CBC and Auto Diff - CBC with Auto Diff

Includes

WBC, RBC, HGB, HCT, MCV, MCH, MCHC, PLT, RDW, MPV, NRBC, and absolute and percent results for Neutrophils, Lymphocytes, Monocytes, Eosinophils, Basophils, and Immature Granulocytes.

Guidelines

Order if hemogram and differential results are required. Results will include an automated differential. Automated differential results may be replaced by a manual differential based on instrument results as needed.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Whole Blood, one 4.0 mL or 2.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube or one BD micro lavender (EDTA) top container

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Handling

Refrigerate (2-8°C).

Do not under fill tube, collection tubes must be filled to a minimum of 1/2 of the maximum sample volume.

Do not overfill tube, collection tubes must not be filled to more than the maximum sample volume.

Preferred Volume

4.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube must contain between 2.0 - 4.0 mL whole blood.

2.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube must contain between 1.0 - 2.0 mL whole blood.

Minimum Volume

Whole Blood, lavender (EDTA) top tube must be filled to a minimum of 1/2 of the maximum sample volume

  • 4.0 mL tube must have 2.0 mL of blood minimum
  • 2.0 mL tube must have 1.0 mL of blood minimum
  • BD micro lavender (EDTA) top container must be filled between the minimum and maximum fill lines

Transport

Refrigerate (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Under filled or over filled tube, frozen, clotted or grossly hemolyzed samples, incorrect anticoagulant

Stability

Ambient (20-25°C): 12 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 24 hours

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

Automated cell counter

Reference Values

Reference Values

Critical Values

CPT Codes

85025

Last Updated: Thursday, December 31, 2020 12:54:57 AM


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