Complete Blood Count (CBC) Without Differential

Test ID: 

704374

CPT code:

85027

Synonyms:

Hemogram

Clinical Use:

As a screening test to evaluate overall health; detect and/or identify a wide range of hematologic disorders; assist in managing medications/chemotherapeutic decisions

Specimen Type:

Whole blood

Requested Volume: 

Fill tube to capacity.

Minimum Volume: 

0.5 mL (500 μL for pediatric microtainer capillary tubes; fill tube to capacity)

Container Type: 

Lavender-top (EDTA) tube

Collection:

Invert tube 8 to 10 times immediately after tube is filled at the time of collection.

Storage Instructions:

Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Stability Requirements:

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

1 day

Refrigerated

3 days

Frozen

Unstable

Freeze/thaw cycles

Unstable

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis; tube not filled with minimum fill volume; specimen drawn in any anticoagulant other than EDTA; specimens diluted or contaminated with IV fluid; clotted specimen; improper labeling; transfer tubes with whole blood; lavender-top (EDTA) tubes received with plasma removed

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