Full Blood Count

Container: EDTA (Lavender top)

Sample type: Whole Blood

Test name: Full Blood Count a.k.a. FBC, CBC

Condition / Indication: For the initial assessment of white cells, red cells and platelets. Includes measurement of Hb, RBC, Hct, red cell indices, WBC, WBC differential amd platelet count.

Special precautions & notes: Samples that are clotted, lipaemic, have small volume, are diluted by drip line, aged >24 hours may cause inaccurate results. Cold aggultinins- Samples are warmed as per laboratory protocol. Adult samples >1ml of blood. Paediatric/neonate >500μl of blood required.

Reference range: For reference ranges please see individual tests. For paediatric ranges, please see the document below.

Container: EDTA (Lavender top)

Ideal volume (mL): 4 mL

Discipline: Haematology

Turnaround time: 24 hours