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CBC (includes Differential and Platelets)

Order Code HM001
Turnaround Time 24 Hours
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Source
Saliva, Oral Fluid
Transport Container
(Specimen Container)

EDTA (lavender-top) tube

Preferred Specimens
Whole blood from a full EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Minimum Volume (uL)
Microtainer 0.5 mL 1 mL whole blood EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Transport Temperature
Room temperature
Reject Criteria
  • Hemolysis
  • Clotted
  • Received frozen
Test Details
Electronic Cell Sizing/Counting/Cytometry/Microscopy
Reference Ranges

See Laboratory Report

Alternative Names
Complete Blood Count
Collection Instructions
Maintain specimen at room temperature. Do not refrigerate. If multiple draw, collect EDTA (lavender-top) tube last. Traumatic draw can introduce thromboplastin and trap WBC and platelets. Refrigeration can precipitate fibrin and trap WBC and platelets.
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