Complete Blood Count with Differential

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: CBC/D
POE DESCRIPTION: COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT WITH DIFFERENTIAL

CPT CODE: 85025
TEST INFORMATION: Test includes: CBC, differential
DAYS PERFORMED: Daily, 24 hours; available stat
TURNAROUND TIME: 8 hours; stat Hematology Panel; 1 hour
CONTAINER TYPE:

Lavender top (K2 EDTA) tube

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Blood
REJECTION CRITERIA: - Clotted or hemolyzed specimen

- CBC, >24 hours old;

- Differential, >12 hours old

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1.5 mL venous, 250 µL capillary whole blood
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Specimen should be sent to the laboratory as soon as possible.
REFERENCE RANGE: See Table 1; See Table 2
REFERENCE CHART:

Microcytosis evaluation

LAST UPDATED:

11-21-2013

TEST SYNONYM(S):Blood Count with differential