Newcastle Laboratories

Full Blood Count

Clinical Background:

The FBC is used to determine the quantities of cellular elements and the concentration of Haemoglobin in venous blood - general health screening. The FBC comprises of Haemoglobin, White Blood Cell ...

The FBC is used to determine the quantities of cellular elements and the concentration of Haemoglobin in venous blood - general health screening. The FBC comprises of Haemoglobin, White Blood Cell count (including differential) Red Cell Count (and indicies) and Platelet count. It is used in the investigation of suspected anaemia, infection, leukaemia.

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Test Details

  • Discipline:

    Haematology

    Haematology

  • Specimen Container Adult:

    Purple - EDTA

    Purple - EDTA

  • Specimen Container Paediatric:

    Purple - EDTA

    Purple - EDTA

  • Minimum Volume Adult:

    1.0ml

    1.0ml

  • Minimum Volume Paediatric:

    0.5ml

    0.5ml

  • Special Requirement:

    Ensure adequate mixing.

    Ensure adequate mixing.

  • Sample Stability:

    24 hrs

    24 hrs

  • Transport Requirements:

    Samples should be transported to lab without delay

    Samples should be transported to lab without delay

  • Freq Analysis:

    Continuous

    Continuous

  • Add On Test:

    All urgent add ons via telephone on 0191 28 24718, and must be confirmed via email to the appropriate email address

    tnu-tr.bloodsciencesadditions@nhs.net (internal)

    tnu-tr.bloodsciencesadditions@nh...

    All urgent add ons via telephone on 0191 28 24718, and must be confirmed via email to the appropriate email address

    tnu-tr.bloodsciencesadditions@nhs.net (internal)

    tnu-tr.bloodsciencesadditions@nhs.net (external)

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  • Quality Assurance:

    UK NEQAS Haematology

    UK NEQAS Haematology

  • Interpretation:

    GP Adult haematology guidelines - click here

    GP Adult haematology guidelines - click here

  • Reference Ranges:

    See individual tests.

    See individual tests.

  • Other Info:

    Includes: White Blood Count and 5 population differential

    Haemoglobin, RBC, haematocrit, MCV, MCH

    Platelet Count

    Includes: White Blood Count and 5 population differential

    Haemoglobin, RBC, haematocrit, MCV, MCH

    Platelet Count

  • Routine Contact Name:

    Core Haem Senior

  • Routine Telephone:

    0191 282 0332

    0191 282 0332

  • Specialist Test:

    No

    No

  • Specialist Contact Name:

    Haematology/Haemostasis Health Care Scientist

    Haematology/Haemostasis Health Care Scientist

  • Specialist Telephone:

    0191 213 9758

    0191 213 9758

Availability:

All times, both sites

Turn Around:

Urgent within 1 hour

Routine within 4 hours

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