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Red Blood Cell Count
0040270
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
RBC
Methodology
Automated Cell Count
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA). 
Specimen Preparation
Mix well immediately after draw. Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.25 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Frozen specimens. Clotted or hemolyzed specimens. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Effective May 16, 2016
Age
0 days
1-6 days
7-13 days
14-29 days
30-60 days
61-90 days
91-180 days6 - 23 months
2-5 years
6-11 years
12-17 years18 years and older
Male (M/µL)3.9-5.54.0-6.63.9-6.33.6-6.23.0-5.42.7-4.93.1-4.53.7-5.33.9-5.34.0-5.24.5-5.34.7-6.14
Female (M/µL)3.9-5.54.0-6.63.9-6.33.6-6.23.0-5.42.7-4.93.1-4.53.7-5.33.9-5.34.0-5.24.1-5.14.08-5.47

Interpretive Data


Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0040270Red Blood Cell789-8
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Aliases
  • RBC Count