CBC with Platelets with Reflex to Iron Studies

Abbrev Code:CBCRFE   
Order Code:LAB8166Order Name:CBC with Platelets with Reflex to Iron Studies
Synonyms:Hemogram and Platelet Count
CPT Codes: 85027 x1
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:

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  (Clinics, 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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