Full blood count
The FBC is used as a broad screening test to check for disorders such as anaemia, infection and other diseases. It is a panel of tests that examines different parts of the blood including Hb, Red Blood Cell parameters, White Blood count including differential and platelets.
|03 (EB) - EDTA Blood
|FBC is not suitable for add-on testing (fresh sample required)
|A&E: 1 hour
Day Case: 4 Hours
In-Patient: 6 Hours
Out-Patient: 24 Hours
GP: 24 Hours
|Blood Sciences Cross Site
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|Minimum Volume - one full 3ml EDTA or full paediatric tube
A separate EDTA blood sample is required if HbA1c, PTH, PV or ESR is also requested.
Instructions for Lab Staff: Standard lab processing- No special requirements
|Ref. Range Notes
|Blood Sciences Refernce ranges available through the useful information and links page:https://www.leedsth.nhs.uk/a-z-of-services/pathology/blood-sciences/useful-information-and-links/
|LF (FBC2L, RES1L), JF (FBC2J, RES1J)