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Test Code SQ WBC, EPIC LAB299 WBC (White Blood Count), Blood

Methodology

Automated

Performing Laboratory

Meriter Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must arrive within 24 hours of draw.

 

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 2.5 mL

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Reference Values

Males
1-2 months: 5.5-18.8 thou/µL
3-5 months: 6.0-17.5 thou/µL
6-11 months: 6.0-17.5 thou/µL
1-5 years: 6.0-14.5 thou/µL
6-10 years: 5.0-13.5 thou/µL
11-17 years: 4.5-13.0 thou/µL

≥18 years: 3.5-10.7 thou/µL

Critical values (automatic call-back): <1.0 thou/µL or 50.0 thou/µL

Females
1-2 months: 5.5-18.8 thou/µL
3-5 months: 6.0-17.5 thou/µL
6-11 months: 6.0-17.5 thou/µL
1-5 years: 6.0-14.5 thou/µL
6-10 years: 5.0-13.5 thou/µL
11-17 years: 4.5-13.0 thou/µL

≥18 years: 3.8-10.0 thou/µL
Critical values (automatic call-back): <1.0 thou/µL or 50.0 thou/µL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

85048