CBC with Platelets with Reflex to Iron Studies

Sunquest Code:CBCRFE  
Epic Code:LAB8166Epic Name:CBC with Platelets with Reflex to Iron Studies
Synonyms:Hemogram and Platelet Count
Test Includes:CBC with a reflex to ferritin and iron and iron binding capacity if hemoglobin is less than 13.0 g/dL.
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
Special Instructions:For patients with platelet clumping, draw both a light blue (Na citrate) tube and a purple (EDTA) tube.
Associated Links:

Hematology Add-On Codes, HGB/CBC Iron Reflex Testing Work Aid

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2-3 mL EDTA tube or 0.5 mL in an EDTA microtainer (do not fill more than 0.5 mL) and 2.5 mL green (lithium heparin, gel).
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL EDTA tube or 0.3 mL in an EDTA microtainer and 0.6 mL green (lithium heparin, gel).
Container:Green (lithium heparin, gel), Purple (EDTA)
Collection Instructions:Collect both purple (EDTA) tube and green (lithium heparin, gel). Immediately mix purple tube specimen 10 times by gentle inversion.
Causes for Rejection:Clotted specimen; Hgb, MCH and MCHC are not reported on lipemic specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature. If more than 24 hours is required for transport, 2 unstained whole blood smears must accompany whole blood EDTA specimen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Hematology  (Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-East Bank, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, Fairview Clinics, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center, UMMC-West Containment Unit, Grand Itasca GICH)


Critical Range:Refer to CBC and Differential (includes platelets).
Reference Range:Refer to CBC and Differential (includes platelets).

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