Test Code: FBC Preferred Name Full Blood Count

45 minutes
4 hours
Medicare Item

Test Tubes

ImageSpecimen TypeSpecimen VolumeTube Type
Blood (adult)3 mLEDTA 3 mL whole blood (Lavender top)
Blood (paediatric)1 mLEDTA 2 mL Paediatric ( Lavender Top)
Blood (neonatal)500 µLEDTA 500 uL Microtainer (Lavender Top)
Reticulocytes and Heinz body testing is performed on the FBC specimen.

FBC profile consists of:  Haemoglobin, White Cell Count, WBC Differential, Red Cell Count, Mean Corpusular Volume, Haematocrit,and Platelet Count

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