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Differential, White Blood Cell (WBC)

Mnemonic:    [Diff]
Name:    Differential, White Blood Cell (WBC)
Specimen:    1 mL whole blood from a Lavender top tube.
Reference Range:    Adult Total WBC Count: 4.0 - 10.0 thousand/uL
 Adult PMNs (Neutrophils): 40 - 75%; Absolute # 1.5 -7.5 thousand/uL
 Adult Lymphocytes: 20 - 46%; Absolute # 0.8 -4.0 thousand/uL
 Adult Monocytes: 4 - 12%; Absolute # 0.3 - 0.9 thousand/uL
 Adult Eosinophils: 0 - 5%; Absolute # 0.0 - 0.4 thousand/uL
 Adult Basophils: 0 - 2%; Absolute # 0.0 - 0.1 thousand/uL
  Method:    Microscopy
Note:    
This test can be ordered for addition to a previously run CBC (<24 hours old).

Do not order a differential by itself. Order WBC---this includes a total WBC count and a differential.

Hematology Reference Ranges