Test Overview of Complete Blood Count (CBC) PanelPrimary screening test given to new patients and annually thereafter.
Test Indications of Complete Blood Count (CBC) Panel
- New patient.
- Annual physical.
Sample Collection for Complete Blood Count (CBC) Panel
- Requires 5 mL Lavender-top (EDTA) tube (or microtainer for infants).
- Invert 6 times after drawing to prevent clotting.
- Protect sample from extreme heat or cold; submit to lab within 24 hours.
Your doctor or lab may have different instructions that supersede the above.
CPT CODES for Complete Blood Count (CBC) Panel
|85025||Standard automatic differential count.|
|85027||Manual differential if warranted.|
|85007||Manual differential if warranted.|
Labs Performing Complete Blood Count (CBC) Panel Test
|Name of Lab||Lab Code||Estimated Cost||Processing Time||Comments|
|SonoraQuest||35811||1 day||Also includes Metabolic Panel. Also need 5 mL separator tube.|
Costs cited are subject to change and may be reduced by insurance or cash discounts and increased by sample collection fees.
Theory of Complete Blood Count (CBC) Panel
RDW (Red Cell Distribution Count)
MPV (Mean Platelet Volume)
References regarding Complete Blood Count (CBC) Panel
Unless specifically noted above, references used in the construction of this web page include the following:
[FDM] Lecture notes from Functional Medicine University.
[SCNM] Lecture notes from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.
[UT] Lecture notes from the University of Tennessee graduate programs in Chemistry, Microbiology, and Biochemistry.