Complete Blood Count (CBC) w/ auto diff

Alternative Names
  • CBC

Test Code: 8000; 8001

CPT: 85025; 85007
Tests Included Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, WBC, RBC, Platelets Auto Differential Count. Abnormal results reflexed to Manual Diff/Smear review
Use The complete blood count (CBC) is a common test panel that is used to help assess a person’s general health status, to assess a suspected or known hematologic disorder (e.g., leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, myoproliferative neoplasms), to help confirm or rule-out associated diagnoses in which red blood cell (e.g., oxygen delivery and anemia), white blood (e.g., response to general inflammatory signals or infection), or platelet production (e.g., thrombosis or blood clotting) are affected, or to monitor effects of cancer treatment. Abnormal auto-differential results will be reflexed to manual review.
Patient Preparation None
Sample Whole Blood
Tube 1x Lavender
Clinical Utility Results are evaluated together to look for patterns. Abnormal results can identify a wide range of conditions and diseases.
Methodology Spectrophotometry (SP)
Limitations No Friday Collections
Shipping Requirements Overnight, Refrigerated
Test Turnaround Time 2 Days
Intended Patient Population 18+ and Older Adult Males & Females
Specimen Stability 2 Days RF
Reject Criteria Frozen Specimens
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT) Yes
CMS Guidance NCD 190.15
LOINC Code 57021-8
  1. Complete Blood Count or Complete Blood Count with differential: What's the difference? - The American Journal of Medicine, Deepak Agrawal, MD, MPH

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