Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
WBC
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

One 3 mL Lavender (K2EDTA) or Pink (K2 EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

Mix thoroughly. Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min 0.25 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Clotted 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 2-11 months 1-3 years 4-5 years 6-7 years 8-13 years 14-17 years 18 years and older
Male (K/µL) 9-30 9-34 5-21 5-20 5-19.5 5.5-17 6-17 5.5-15.5 5-14.5 4.5-13.5 4.5-13 4.3-11.3
Female (K/µL) 9-30 9-34 5-21 5-20 5-19.5 5.5-17 6-17 5.5-15.5 5-14.5 4.5-13.5 4.5-13 4.3-11.3

Interpretive Data



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

85048

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0040320 White Blood Cell Count 6690-2
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Aliases
  • WBC Count
White Blood Cell Count