Complete Blood Count


Test Information

Test Name

Complete Blood Count

Synonyms

CBC; Full Blood Count; FBC; Haemoglobin, Hb, Hct, haematocrit, Differnetials, WBC, Platelets, Thrombo Exact tube; RDW; ANC; Absolute neutrophil Count

Department

Haematology

Preferred Specimen

EDTA

Testing Location

All

Turn Around Time

1 day


Collection Information

Patient Requestable

Yes

Delivery and Handling

Whole blood required. Do not centrifuge. Must be tested within 24 hours If citrate tube taken for platelet count - DO NOT SPIN, take directly to Haematology Department


Processing Information

Registration Code

CBC

Part of Group

Antenatal Screen (Initial); Antenantal Screen (Subsequent); Coagulation Screen; Immigration Screen

Notes

  • Type "LOOK" in clinical details if blood film examination requested
  • Type "LOOK" in clinical details if "RDW" requested
  • If RDW, RBC required, need to request specifically

Methodology

Sample Storage

Fridge

Sample Stability

48 Hours

Interpretations

View Interpretations

Contact Information

alan.neal@pathlab.co.nz