Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
RBC
Methodology

Automated Cell Count

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 24 hours

New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
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 days 6 - 23 months
2-5 years
6-11 years
12-17 years 18 years and older
Male (M/µL) 3.9-5.5 4.0-6.6 3.9-6.3 3.6-6.2 3.0-5.4 2.7-4.9 3.1-4.5 3.7-5.3 3.9-5.3 4.0-5.2 4.5-5.3 4.7-6.14
Female (M/µL) 3.9-5.5 4.0-6.6 3.9-6.3 3.6-6.2 3.0-5.4 2.7-4.9 3.1-4.5 3.7-5.3 3.9-5.3 4.0-5.2 4.1-5.1 4.08-5.47

Interpretive Data



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

85041

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0040270 Red Blood Cell 789-8
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Aliases
  • RBC Count
Red Blood Cell Count