CBC w/Auto Diff

CPT Code

85025

Specimen Type

Blood

Container Type

Purple-EDTA

Stability

Room Temperature, 24 hours; 2-8°C, 36 hours

Handling Instructions

Invert 8-10 times immediately after collecting

Clinical Notes

The complete blood cell count (CBC) is a profile of tests rather than a single test. It is the standard, broadly inclusive, usually automated test for evaluation of white blood cells (WBC), red blood cells (RBC), and platelets (Plt). Complete blood count is among the most commonly ordered tests as it provides an overview of a patient’s general health status.