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Test Code SQ VCBCHP Hematology Profile (Veterinarian)

Methodology

This test is for veterinary clients only.

 

Automated
Includes WBC, RBC, hemoglobin (Hgb), hematocrit (Hct), MCV, MCH, MCHC, platelets, RDW, and MPV.
Note: This test does not include a differential.

Performing Laboratory

Meriter Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must arrive within 8 hours of draw.

 

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 2.5 mL

Collection Instructions: If specimen cannot arrive within 8 hours of draw, also send 2 to 3 well-prepared blood smears.

Forms: Meriter Laboratories Veterinary Requisition in Special Instructions

Specimen Transport Temperature

Whole Blood-Refrigerated

Smears-Ambient/Refrigerated NO

Reference Values

WBC
Cat: 5.0-19.0 thou/µL
Dog: 6.0-17.0 thou/µL
Horse: 5.5-12.5 thou/µL
Primate: 9.0-21.0 thou/µL


RBC
Cat: 5.00-10.00 mil/µL
Dog: 5.13-8.60 mil/µL
Horse: 6.00-13.00 mil/µL
Primate: 4.80-6.30 mil/µL


HGB
Cat: 8.0-17.0 g/dL
Dog: 12.0-18.0 g/dL
Horse: 11.0-19.0 g/dL
Primate: 8.0-15.0 g/dL


HCT
Cat: 24.0%-47.0%
Dog: 37.0%-55.0%
Horse: 32.0%-52.0%
Primate: 30.0%-44.0%


MCV
Cat: 39-55 fL
Dog: 60-77 fL
Horse: 34-58 fL
Primate: 50-90 fL


MCH
Cat: 13-17 pg
Dog: 19.5-24.5 pg
Horse: 10-18 pg
Primate: 10-15 pg


MCHC
Cat: 30%-36%
Dog: 32%-36.5%
Horse: 31%-37%
Primate: 30%-36%


PLATELETS
Cat: 180-430 thou/µL
Dog: 200-460 thou/µL
Horse: 100-600 thou/µL
Primate: 200-900 thou/µL


RDW
Cat: 11.5%-15.0%
Dog: 11.5%-15.0%
Horse: 11.5%-15.0%
Primate: 11.5%-15.0%


MPV
Cat: 6.4-10.4 fL
Dog: 6.4-10.4 fL
Horse: 6.4-10.4 fL
Primate: 6.4-10.4 fL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

Not applicable