CBC With Platelets and Differential


Abbrev Code:CBCD   
Order Code:LAB293Order Name:CBC With Platelets Differential
Synonyms:Hemogram, Platelet Count, and Differential
CPT Codes: 85025 x1, 85025 x1, 85027 x1, 85027 x1, 85007 x1, 85007 x1
Test Includes:WBC, RBC, HGB, HCT, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW, PLT; relative frequency (%) and absolute value of the white blood cells. Test may include manual leukocyte differential, RBC morphology and/or PLT evaluation if reflex criteria is met.
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.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2-3 mL EDTA tube or 0.5 mL in an EDTA microtainer (do not fill more than 0.5 mL)
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL EDTA tube or 0.3 mL in an EDTA microtainer
Container:Purple (EDTA)
Collection Instructions:Immediately mix 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  (Clinics, CSC Mpls, Grand Itasca, Lakes, Northland, Range, Ridges, Southdale, UMMC East Bank, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


Interpretive

Critical Range:Hematology Critical Values and Reference Ranges
Reference Range:Hematology Critical Values and Reference Ranges


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