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RBC Count (Complete View)

Item Value
Test name RBC Count
Test Update Information
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? Yes
Utilization Guidelines
Test code CBC, CBCD, RBC
Test group RBC
Performed by Parnassus, Mission Bay & Mt. Zion Hematology
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Patient Preparation
Collection Instructions
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 (250 µL in pedi-bullet)
UCSF Rejection Criteria
Processing notes
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria
Units x1012/L
Normal range
Age Count
0-7 days 4.0-6.6 x1012/L
8-14 days 3.9-6.3 x1012/L
2-4 weeks 3.6-6.2 x1012/L
1-2 months 3.0-5.4 x1012/L
2-3 months 2.7-4.9 x1012/L
3-6 months 3.1-4.5 x1012/L
6-24 months 3.7-4.7 x1012/L
2-6 years 3.9-4.9 x1012/L
6-12 years 4.0-5.0 x1012/L
Male 12-18 years 4.2-5.6 x1012/L
Male >18 years 4.4-5.9 x1012/L
Female >12 years 4.0-5.2 x1012/L
Critical value
Synonyms Erythrocyte count; rbc
Turn around times STAT 1 hour, Routine 4 hours
Additional information
CPT coding 85041
LOINC code
LDT or Mod FDA?
Include for internal use?
Last Updated 5/29/2016 8:07:33 PM
Entry Number 809
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