CBC With Platelet and Differential (Hemogram with Diff,Complete Blood Count with Diff)

An EDTA micro-container filled above the 250 mL line is adequate for testing. Do not fill above the 500 ml line. Mix specimen to avoid clots.

Test Code

Preferred Specimen
3.0 ml Whole Blood EDTA Lavender top

"Optimal draw is a lavender top (EDTA) tube drawn to capacity. Must be filled to a minimum of one-half full for acceptable results.
Testing Frequency: 24/7"

Transport Container
LAVender, EDTA

Transport Temperature
ASAP to Lab, refrig or Room Temp/DO not freeze

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Stability: 24 hours at Room Temp

Sysmex-XE. Automated Sysmex differential released if it meets criteria. Reflex to manual differential performed per SOPs ADM 6 and HEM 0800.

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.