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Full Blood Examination

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The parameters measured will be Hb, WCC, Platelet count, RBC, HCT, MCV, MCH, MCHC and WBC differential.

Examination of a blood fllm will be performed if indicated by results or requested as film with clinical notes to support request

Alternate names:
FBE, Full Blood, Full Blood Examination
Test Code:
Specimen types:
Container types:
EDTA - Paediatric
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab
Samples found to have clots cannot be tested
Minimum Adult Volume:
1 mL
Paediatric Minimum Volume:
0.5 mL
Result Turnaround Time:
2 hours
Reference Interval:

Reference Ranges are for adults aged 15 - 99 years.

For all reference rangers including paediatric reference ranges, please contact laboratory (BH = 9895 3473, AN = 9764 6136, MA = 9871 3572)

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Test & Collection Guide


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