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Complete Blood Count (CBC) with Differential

Mnemonic:    [CBC DIFF]
Name:    Complete Blood Count (CBC) with Differential
Specimen:    5 mL whole blood from a Lavender top tube. Sample is stable for 24 hours either at room temperature or refrigerated (2-30C)
Neonatal Spec:    1 EDTA pruple top microtainer--well mixed
  Method:    Laser/Impedance Particle Counting
Note:    Includes WBC, RBC, Hgb, Hct, Plt count, red cell indices and an automated WBC differential.

Manual differentials are performed if result based criteria are met. Manual differentials (MAN DIFF) can be ordered as a separate orderable, if the provider requests.
Processing Info:    An order for a CBC with Differential can be added to a previously run glycohemoglobin sample providing the sample meets sample stability requirements.

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