CBC & Differential w/ Reticulocytes

Specimen Whole Blood
Container Type Lavender Top Tube

Stability Refrigerated: 5 days for HGB; 3 days for WBC, RBC, HCT, MCH, MCHC, MCV, RDW, PLT; 2 days for Differential and Reticulocyte Count

Room Temperature: 5 days for HGB; 3 days for WBC, RBC, MCH, MCHC, RDW, PLT; 2 days for HCT, MCV, Differential; 1 day for Reticulocyte Count

Turnaround Time 1 day
Methodology Fluorescent Flow Cytometry: WBC Differential and IG, Platelet, Reticulocyte

Direct Current Sheath Flow: Platelet, RBC, HCT

Cyanide-free Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) Hemoglobin: HGB

Reference Range See patient report
Transport Temp Refrigerate 2°-8°C
Instructions Avoid hemolysis or clotted specimen. Specimen must be received in the laboratory within 48 hours of collection. Do not freeze.
Analytes WBC, RBC, HGB, HCT, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW, PLT, Automated Differential (Neutrophils, Lymphocytes, Monocytes, Eosinophils, Basophils, Immature Granulocytes), Reticulocytes, Reticulocyte Hemoglobin Equivalent (RET-He)
Calculations HGBx3
CPT Code 85025 85045