COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT (CBC) - (B)
Test Code: CBC
Test performed at: HSC, St. Boniface,and Westman Hematology Labs
Blood: 2.0 mL
Pediatric Blood: 0.5 mL
When venipuncture is unsuitable, collect capillary blood in an EDTA microtainer.
See Report or Individual Test Parameters below.
Daily or Stat
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.