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Epic Code LAB299 White Blood Cell (WBC) Count

Test Name Alias

WBC Count | 8160

Interface Order Alias

10284

Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Blood

 

Container(s): Lavender top (EDTA)

Preferred Volume to Collect: 3.0 mL

Minimum Volume to Collect: 0.5 mL

Neonate Volume to Collect: 0.5 mL

Capillary collect ok? Yes

Microtainer acceptable: Yes

 

Collection Instructions:

  • After collection, gently invert tube 8-10 times.

 

Processing Instructions (Laboratory, Outpatient or Off-site collection)

  • Processed Specimen: Whole Blood EDTA
  • Centrifuge/Spin: No
  • Aliquot: No
  • Transport Temperature: Refrigerated 

Rejection Criteria

  • Clotted specimens
  • Frozen specimens

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 24 hours

Refrigerate: 48 hours (United Lab: 36 hours)

Laboratory Retention: 72 hours (United Lab: 7 days)

Test Frequency

Available 24 hours, usual TAT 1 day.

Reference Range

0 Minutes up to 1 Month: 6.00 – 20.00 × 10^3/uL

1 Month up to 3 Years: 6.00 – 18.00 × 10^3/uL

3 Years up to 9 Years: 5.00 – 15.00 × 10^3/uL

9 Years up to 13 Years: 4.50 – 12.00 × 10^3/uL

13 Years up to 150 Years: 4.00 – 10.80 × 10^3/uL

The pediatric data is summarized/compiled from the literature.

 

Laboratory Critical Values Table

Performing Department

HEMATOLOGY

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Big Rapids Laboratory, Big Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Blodgett Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Gerber Laboratory, Fremont, MI
Spectrum Health Kelsey Laboratory, Lakeview, MI
Spectrum Health Ludington Laboratory, Ludington, MI
Spectrum Health Pennock Laboratory, Hastings, MI
Spectrum Health Reed City Laboratory, Reed City, MI
Spectrum Health United Laboratory, Greenville, MI
Spectrum Health Zeeland Laboratory, Zeeland, MI

Methodology

Sysmex XN

CPT

85048

CDM Code

Update in process

Epic Test ID

1230101301

LOINC

WBC: 6690-2

Beaker LOINC

COMPLETE: N/A
WHITE BLOOD CELL: 6690-2

Reviewed Date

9/2/2021

Beaker Names

Beaker Procedure Name: WHITE BLOOD (WBC) COUNT
Beaker Display Name: White Blood Count (WBC)
BEAKER TEST NAME: WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNT
BEAKER TEST REPORT NAME: WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNT

Beaker Synonyms

WBC COUNT

Beaker Location, Container and Temperature

BW HEMATOLOGY: 3 ML LAV TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
BL HEMATOLOGY: 3 ML LAV TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
BR HEMATOLOGY: 3 ML LAV TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
GM HEMATOLOGY: 3 ML LAV TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
KL HEMATOLOGY: 3 ML LAV TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
LH HEMATOLOGY: 3 ML LAV TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
PH HEMATOLOGY: 3 ML LAV TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
RC HEMATOLOGY: 3 ML LAV TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
UN HEMATOLOGY: 3 ML LAV TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
ZH HEMATOLOGY: 3 ML LAV TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated