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Complete Blood Count (CBC) without Differential

Mnemonic:    [CBC]
Name:    Complete Blood Count (CBC) without 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) Store and transport sample at Room Temperature.
Neonatal Spec:    1 EDTA purple top microtainer.
  Method:    Laser/Impedance Particle Counting
Note:    Includes WBC, RBC, Hgb, Hct, Plt count, and red cell indices.

A WBC Differential (DIF) can be added to a previously run CBC sample for up to 24 hours post collection.
Processing Info:    An order for a CBC can be added to a previously run glycohemoglobin sample providing the sample meets sample stability requirements.

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