Complete Blood Count (CBC)
1 Lavender top/4.0 mL whole blood EDTA
Components: WBC, RBC, HGB, HCT, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW, PLT, MPV, % Neutrophils, Absolute Neutrophil, % Lymphocytes, % Monocytes, % Eosinophils, % Basophils.
Refrigerated: 3 days
Evaluate anemia, leukemia, reaction to inflammation and infections, peripheral blood cellular characteristics, state of hydration and dehydration, polycythemia, hemolytic disease of the newborn, inherited disorders of red cells, white cells, and platelets; manage chemotherapy decisions; determine qualitative and quantitative variations in white cell numbers and morphology, morphology of red cells and platelet evaluation