Specimen Requirements


Complete Blood Count (CBC)

Specimen Requirement

1 Lavender top/4.0 mL whole blood EDTA


Components: WBC, RBC, HGB, HCT, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW, PLT, MPV, % Neutrophils, Absolute Neutrophil, % Lymphocytes, % Monocytes, % Eosinophils, % Basophils.



Refrigerated: 3 days

Reference Range

See Report


1 day

Clinical Use

Evaluate anemia, leukemia, reaction to inflammation and infections, peripheral blood cellular characteristics, state of hydration and dehydration, polycythemia, hemolytic disease of the newborn, inherited disorders of red cells, white cells, and platelets; manage chemotherapy decisions; determine qualitative and quantitative variations in white cell numbers and morphology, morphology of red cells and platelet evaluation

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