CBC - Specimen: CBC with Differential, Blood

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: CBC    
CBC with Differential, Blood

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

An approval will be requested before the morphologic evaluation is ordered due to the additional charge.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole Blood EDTA

Shipping Instructions

Specimen must arrive within 24 hours of draw.

Necessary Information


Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

1.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected










Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Whole Blood EDTARefrigerated (preferred)24 hours
 Ambient 24 hours