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

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:Collect purple (EDTA) tube. 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  (Range, UMMC-East Bank, Lakes, Ridges, Northland, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, Clinics, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center, UMMC-West Containment Unit, Grand Itasca, St. Joseph's, St. John's, Woodwinds)


Interpretive

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

Refer to CBC and Differential (includes platelets)

 



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