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Complete Blood Count (includes Platelet Count)

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? Yes
Test code CBC
Test group CBC
Performed by Parnassus & Mt. Zion Hematology
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Container type Lavender top
Amount to Collect 3 mL blood
Sample type EDTA whole blood
Preferred volume 3 mL blood
Min. Volume 1 mL blood (or 250 µL in a microtube)
Normal range Click on links below for normal value information.

White cell count

Red cell count

Hemoglobin

Hematocrit

Red cell indices

Platelet count

White cell differential
Critical value
Hemoglobin ≤ 7.0 g/dL
Platelets ≤ 25 x109/L*
WBC ≤ 1.5 or ≥ 100 x109/L*


* See Additional Information
Synonyms blood count; CBC; hematology survey; RBC; Red cell count; Hemoglobin; Hematocrit; Red Cell Indices
Turn around times STAT 1 hour. Routine 4 hours
Additional information CBC includes: Hematocrit*, Hemoglobin*, WBC Count*, RBC Count*, RBC Indices Platelet Count*

*Each of these components may be ordered separately

Platelet counts from 11-25 x109/L are phoned only if no previous panic value in the last 24 hours. Platelet counts < 10 x109/L are always called.

WBC panics are not called if a prior panic was reported in the preceding 24 hours

If unusual findings are noted a pathologist review and interpretation may be performed and separately billed for
CPT coding 85025
Medical Necessity? Yes. Click here for more information
LOINC code 4544-3
Last Updated 4/1/2014 11:39:36 AM
Entry Number 174

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