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ID:228 Full blood count
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DescriptionThe FBC is used as a broad screening test to check for such disorders as anaemia, infection and many other diseases.It is a panel of tests that examines different parts of the blood including Hb and other red cell parameters, WBC and platelets.
IndicationThe FBC is a very common testused to screen for, help diagnose, and to monitor a variety of conditions.
Additional Info
Concurrent Tests
Dietary RequirementsNone
InterpretationAgainst a normal range.

DepartmentBlood Sciences
TubeEDTA (Haem)
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Collection ConditionsA separate EDTA blood sample is required if HbA1c, PTH or PV/ESR is also requested.
Min. Vol0.5mls

Ref. Range (Male)- See Pathology Website -
Ref. Range (Female)- See Pathology Website -
Ref. Range (Paed)- See Pathology Website -
Ref. Range NotesReference ranges may vary depending upon the age, sex and ethnicity of the patient.
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TATRefer to Website
IP Routine TATRefer to Website
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TATRefer to Website
Turnround CommentMinimum retest interval = 12 hours

Originally edited by : RJAR. Review due on 19/12/2018 14:09:17. Published By RJAR on 19/12/2017 14:09:17.