CBC with Platelets

Abbrev Code:CBC   
Order Code:LAB294Order Name:CBC with Platelets
Synonyms:Hemogram and Platelet Count
CPT Codes: 85027 x1
Test Includes:WBC, RBC, HGB, HCT, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW, PLT. Test may include 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

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:Collect purple (EDTA) tube. Immediately mix specimen 10 times by gentle inversion.
Causes for Rejection:Clotted, frozen, or centrifuged specimens.
Additionally, certain parameter(s) may also be rejected due to platelet clumping, fibrin strands, cold agglutinins, hemolysis, icterus, and/or lipemia.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature. 
Stability:24 hours room temperature; 48 hours refrigerated; do not freeze. 
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 Maple Grove, CSC Mpls, Grand Itasca, Lakes, Northland, Range, Ridges, Southdale, St. John's, UMMC East Bank, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, UMMC-West Containment Unit, Woodwinds)


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

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