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CBC

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Test code:
CBC
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Lavender-top (EDTA) microtainer(s)
Specimen Required:
2 mL EDTA lavender-top tube minimum 1.6 mL of whole blood or EDTA microtainer with 250-500 uL of whole blood. For EDTA platelet clumping ONLY, draw an additional 2.7 mL blue-top (sodium citrate) tube.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Do NOT centrifuge specimen. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Refrigerated sample is stable for 72 hours; room temperature, 36 hours.
Rejection criteria:
Clotted, frozen, underfilled, overfilled, hemolyzed, or centrifuged specimens. Specimens beyond stability limits.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Age Males Females
WBC
16 y/Adult 4.00 -10.80 K/uL 4.00-10.80 K/uL
6 y 4.00-13.50 K/uL 4.00-13.50 K/uL
2 y 5.00-15.50K/uL 5.00-15.50 K/uL
1 month 5.00-17.50 K/uL 5.00-17.50 K/uL
3 days 5.00-21.00 K/uL 5.00-21.00 K/uL
Newborn 9.00-30.00 K/uL 9.00-30.00 K/uL

RBC 18 y/Adult 4.50-5.25 M/uL 3.85-5.15 M/uL
12 y 4.50-5.30 M/uL 3.85-5.15 M/uL
6 y 4.00-5.20 M/uL 3.85-5.15 M/uL
2 y 3.90-5.30 M/uL 3.90-5.30 M/uL
6 months 3.70-5.30 M/uL 3.70-5.30 M/uL
3 months 3.10-4.50 M/uL 3.10-4.50 M/uL
2 months 2.70-4.90 M/uL 2.70-4.90 M/uL
1 month 3.00-5.40 M/uL 3.00-5.40 M/uL
14 days 3.60-6.20 M/uL 3.60-6.20 M/uL
7 days 3.90-6.30 M/uL 3.90-6.30 M/uL
Newborn 4.10-6.10 M/uL 4.10-6.10 M/uL

Hemoglobin

Adult

14.0 - 16.8gm/dL

12.0-15.3 gm/dL

12

13.0-16.0 gm/dL

12.0-16.0 gm/dL

6

11.5-15.5 gm/dL

11.5-15.5 gm/dL

2

11.5-13.5 gm/dL

11.5-13.5 gm/dL

6 months

10.5-13.5 gm/dL

10.5-13.5 gm/dL

3 months

9.5-13.5 gm/dL

9.5-13.5 gm/dL

2 months

9.0-13.0 gm/dL

9.0-13.0 gm/dL

1 month

10.0-18.0 gm/dL

10.0-18.0 gm/dL

14 days

12.5-20.5 gm/dL

12.5-20.5 gm/dL

7 days

13.5-21.5 gm/dL

13.5-21.5 gm/dL

Newborn

14.5-22.5 gm/dL

14.5-22.5 gm/dL


Hematocrit

Adult

40.0-48.4%

36.0-45.2%

12 y

37.0-49.0%

36.0-46.0%

6 y

35.0-45.0%

35.0-45.0%

2 y

34.0-40.0%

34.0-40.0%

6 months

33.0-39.0%

33.0-39.0%

3 months

29.0-41.0%

29.0-41.0%

2 months

28.0-42.0%

28.0-42.0%

1 month

31.0-55.0%

31.0-55.0%

14 days

39.0-63.0%

39.0-63.0%

7 days

42.0-66.0%

42.0-66.0%

Newborn

45.0-67.0%

45.0-67.0%


MCV 18 y.Adult 82.0-99.5 fL 81.5-97.5 fL
12 y 78.0-98.0 fL 78.0-98.0 fL
6 y 77.0-95.0 fL 77.0-95.0 fL
2 y 75.0-87.0 fL 75.0-87.0 fL
6 months 70.0-86.0 fL 70.0-86.0 fL
3 months 74.0-108.0 fL 74.0-108.0 fL
2 months 77.0-115.0 fL 77.0-115.0 fL
1 month 85.0-123.0 fL 85.0-123.0 fL
Newborn 88.0-126.0 fL 88.0-126.0 fL

MCH 18 y/Adult 27.0-34.0 pg 27.0-34.0 pg
12 y 25.0-35.0 pg 25.0-35.0 pg
6 y 25.0-33.0 pg 25.0-33.0 pg
2 y 24.0-30.0 pg 24.0-30.0 pg
6 months 23.0-31.0 pg 23.0-31.0 pg
3 months 25.0-35.0 pg 25.0-35.0 pg
2 months 26.0-34.0 pg 26.0-34.0 pg
1 month 26.0-34.0 pg 26.0-34.0 pg
7 days 28.0-40.0 pg 28.0-40.0 pg
Newborn 31.0-37.0 pg 31.0-37.0 pg

MCHC All ages 32.0-36.0 gm/dL 32.0-36.0 gm/dL
RDW All ages 11.5-15.5% 11.5-15.5%
PLT All ages 140-400 K/uL 140-400 K/uL
MPV All ages 6.6-11.1 fL 6.6-11.1 fL
Adult ranges established by normal range study performed at GMC and GWV Sysmex validation 2010.
Pediatric ranges from Nathan and Oski's "Hematology of Infancy and Childhood, 7th edition."
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
See individual member listings.
Additional information:
Patients with clumped platelets will receive an estimate only (low, adequate, high). Upon physician request for EDTA clumping, draw lavender and blue-top tubes. Keep tubes together and deliver to Hematology as soon as possible. Do not warm tubes. Do not place in heel warmer.
CPT code(s):
85027
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Hemogram (WBC, RBC, HGB, HCT); indices (MCV, MCH, MCHC); RDW, PLT, MPV.
Methodology:
Electronic Particle Cell Counter
Synonyms:
CBC, Hemogram, Blood Count
Basic Blood Count, BBC, Complete Blood Count
Clinical Significance:
See individual tests.
Doctoral Director Review:
R. Patrick Dorion M.D.     Review Date: 09/10/2014

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Hematology
Technical Lead: Michele Adler
Frequency: Daily, all shifts
Performed stat? Y

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical Lead: Amanda Mika    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Y

Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital

Performing laboratory: Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital
Technical Lead: Donna Costello    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Y

Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Sophie Rockwell  
Frequency: Daily    
Performed stat? Y

Geisinger Community Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Hematology
Technical Lead: Danette Kraky  
Frequency: Daily    
Performed stat? Y
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