CBC (with Auto Differential and Plt)
- Platelet Count
- MPV and WBC Differential
- If abnormal cells are noted on a manual review of the peripheral blood smear or if the automated differential information meets specific criteria
- a full manual differential will be performed.
Whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube
2.5 mL whole blood EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Maintain specimen at room temperature. Do not refrigerate. Traumatic draw can introduce thromboplastin and trap WBC and platelets. Refrigeration can precipitate fibrin and trap WBC and platelets.
EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Transport Temperature Name:
Specimen Stability Components:
- Room Temperature: 24 hours
- Refrigerated: 48 hours (may cause platelet clumping)
Hemolysis, clotted, received Frozen