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Full Blood Count


TestFull Blood Count
Common AbbreviationsFBC
Clinical IndicationUsed as a broad screening test to check for a range of disorders. A FBC is a panel of tests examining different parts of blood, including white blood cell, RBC and Platelet counts, haemaglobin, MCV, MCHC, HCT and NRBC.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample TypeEDTA
Minimum Volume1 x 3 mL (adult) 1 x 0.5 mL (paed) (can be shared with a ESR sample)
Special Precautions
Stability24 hrs
Turnaround Time1 hour (urgent) 4 hours (routine)
LaboratoryYork Hospital
Reference IntervalReference range printed on final report and see additional information in Haematology section of this website:
LimitationsCord blood must be requested under babies details
Additional Information
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