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Complete Blood Count (includes Platelet Count)
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|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
Red cell indices
White cell differential
* 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
|Medical Necessity?||Yes. Click here for more information|
|Last Updated||10/15/2014 11:48:37 AM|