Laboratory: Hematology
Test Name:
COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT (CBC) - (B)
Test Code: CBC
Clinical Information:
Test performed at:   HSC, St. Boniface,and Westman Hematology Labs
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:
Blood: 2.0 mL
Pediatric Blood: 0.5 mL

When venipuncture is unsuitable, collect capillary blood in an EDTA microtainer.
Referral:
Requisition:
Reference Values:
See Report or Individual Test Parameters below.
Availability:
Daily or Stat
See Also:
More Information:
A CBC test will automatically include a differential count. A slide review and/or HP review will be performed if any abnormalities are determined (by the analyzer and/or by other standard criteria). This approach addresses most hematopoietic cell disorders.
Limitation: The standard CBC workup may not necessarily detect blood parasites, particularly if present in low numbers. Therefore if such a diagnosis is entertained, a specific request for blood parasites must be made, and the clinical information provided in the requisition.