Complete Blood Count (CBC) with Automated Differential and Platelets

Diagnostic Testing Medical

Test name: Complete Blood Count (CBC) with Automated Differential and Platelets

Order Code: CBC

Preferred Specimen: 4 mL whole blood in a K2-EDTA (lavender-top) tube

CPT Code: 85025

Collection: Collect whole blood in a K2-EDTA tube. Traumatic draw or exposure to extreme cold can introduce clotting. Avoid direct contact with the ice pack during transport.

Special Instructions and Considerations: Traumatic draw or exposure to extreme cold can introduce clotting. Avoid direct contact with the ice pack during transport.

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated

Specimen Stability: 1 day under room temperature; 2 days refrigerated

Causes for Rejection: Hemolysis; frozen specimen; clotted specimen; half-filled tube; specimen collected in inappropriate anticoagulant.

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