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CBC
Lab code: AXCBC
 
Test Synonyms:
CBC; Complete blood count
 
Lab:
Core Lab
Inpatient Req:
Core Lab (#84927)  
Outpatient Req:
Clinical Labs (#83608)  
Specimen:
3 ml Lavender
Result Time:
STAT: Within 1 hr   Cost: $
Reference Interval:
Reported with results
Critical value defined. See MGH Critical Values for details.
 
Important Information:
CBC includes: HCT, HGB, WBC, RBC, MCV, MCH, MCHC, PLT.
Neonatal/Pediatric:
Purple tube minimum volume 1.0 ml -- invert tube 8-10 times to assure anti-coagulation

Purple microtainer minimum volume 250-500 ul --- Fill microtainer to level between fill lines. Invert 8-10 times to assure anticoagulation.