Complete Blood Count

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:

CBC

POE DESCRIPTION:

COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT

CPT CODE:

85025

TEST INFORMATION:

Test includes: WBC, RBC, HGB, HCT, PLT, & RBC indices

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

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

REFERENCE CHART:

Microcytosis evaluation

LAST UPDATED:

11-21-2013

TEST SYNONYM(S):Blood Count