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23130 White Blood Cell Count and Automated Differential

White Blood Cell Count and Automated Differential
Test Code: WBCAD
Synonyms/Keywords
​White Count and Auto Diff, Diff and White Cell Count, Automated
Test Components
​White blood cell count, percent/absolute neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, and basophils.
Useful For
Used to detect, confirm, monitor, or rule out a wide range of hematologic disorders, or to evaluate and manage the hematologic effects of treatments (radiation, chemotherapy, medications) or other conditions (illnesses and injuries).
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ Whole Blood​ EDTA Lavender Top Tube (LTT)​ EDTA Pink Top Tube (PTT)​ 2 mL​ One lavender top micro collection tube or 1.0 mL in 3 mL lavender​ One lavender top micro collection tube with 0.5 mL​
Collection Processing Instructions
Invert specimen at least 5-6 times in order to facilitate mixing and prevent coagulation.
 
Prepare blood smear as soon as possible, preferably within two hours of collection, up to 24 hours, label with computer generated label or use pencil to label with patient's full name and date. Store slides at room temperature.
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole blood​ Ambient​ <24 hours​
Refrigerated​ <48 hours​
Refrigerated​ >48 hours may be reported with additional comments​
Rejection Criteria
Clotted
Grossly Hemolyzed​
Diluted with IV or tissue fluid​
Frozen​
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Bloomer ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter ACT5 DIFF-CP/Light Microscopy
​Cadott ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter ACT5 DIFF-CP/Light Microscopy
​Chetek ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter ACT5 DIFF-CP/Light Microscopy
​Chippewa Falls ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter DXH600/Light Microscopy
​Colby/Abbotsford ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter ACT5 DIFF-CP/Light Microscopy
​Cornell ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter ACT5 DIFF-CP/Light Microscopy
​Cumberland ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter ACT5 DIFF-CP/Light Microscopy
​Diagnostic Treatment Center ​​Monday through Sunday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter DXH600/Light Microscopy
​Eagle River ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter ACT5 DIFF-CP/Light Microscopy
​Eau Claire ​​Monday through Sunday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter DXH600/Light Microscopy
​Flambeau Hospital ​​Monday through Sunday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter DXH600/Light Microscopy
​Hayward ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter ACT5 DIFF-CP/Light Microscopy
​Ladysmith Medical Center ​Monday through Sunday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter DXH600/Light Microscopy
​Lake Hallie ​​Monday through Sunday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter DXH600/Light Microscopy
​Lakeview Medical Center ​​Monday through Sunday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter DXH600/Light Microscopy
​Marshfield ​​Monday through Sunday ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Unicel Beckman Coulter DxH800/Light Microscopy ​
​Menomonie ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter ACT5 DIFF-CP/Light Microscopy
​Merrill ​​Monday through Saturday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter DXH600/Light Microscopy
​Minocqua ​​Monday through Sunday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter DXH600/Light Microscopy
​Mosinee ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter ACT5 DIFF-CP/Light Microscopy
​Oakwood ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter ACT5 DIFF-CP/Light Microscopy
​Phillips ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter ACT5 DIFF-CP/Light Microscopy
​Rhinelander ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter ACT5 DIFF-CP/Light Microscopy
​Stettin ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter ACT5 DIFF-CP/Light Microscopy
Stevens Point​ ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter DXH600/Light Microscopy
​Wausau ​​Monday through Sunday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter DXH600/Light Microscopy
​Wisconsin Rapids ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter DXH600/Light Microscopy
​Wittenberg ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter ACT5 DIFF-CP/Light Microscopy
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield​

See Hematology Reference Ranges

Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
85048​ WBC automated ​
85004 ​ Differential ​
Synonyms/Keywords
​White Count and Auto Diff, Diff and White Cell Count, Automated
Test Components
​White blood cell count, percent/absolute neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, and basophils.
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity ​WBC Count & Auto Diff
​Cerner ​WBC Cnt and Auto Diff-LMC
​COM ​WBC Count & AutoDiff
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ Whole Blood​ EDTA Lavender Top Tube (LTT)​ EDTA Pink Top Tube (PTT)​ 2 mL​ One lavender top micro collection tube or 1.0 mL in 3 mL lavender​ One lavender top micro collection tube with 0.5 mL​
Collection Processing
Invert specimen at least 5-6 times in order to facilitate mixing and prevent coagulation.
 
Prepare blood smear as soon as possible, preferably within two hours of collection, up to 24 hours, label with computer generated label or use pencil to label with patient's full name and date. Store slides at room temperature.
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole blood​ Ambient​ <24 hours​
Refrigerated​ <48 hours​
Refrigerated​ >48 hours may be reported with additional comments​
Rejection Criteria
Clotted
Grossly Hemolyzed​
Diluted with IV or tissue fluid​
Frozen​
Useful For
Used to detect, confirm, monitor, or rule out a wide range of hematologic disorders, or to evaluate and manage the hematologic effects of treatments (radiation, chemotherapy, medications) or other conditions (illnesses and injuries).
Test Components
​White blood cell count, percent/absolute neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, and basophils.
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield​

See Hematology Reference Ranges

For more information visit:
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Bloomer ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter ACT5 DIFF-CP/Light Microscopy
​Cadott ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter ACT5 DIFF-CP/Light Microscopy
​Chetek ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter ACT5 DIFF-CP/Light Microscopy
​Chippewa Falls ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter DXH600/Light Microscopy
​Colby/Abbotsford ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter ACT5 DIFF-CP/Light Microscopy
​Cornell ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter ACT5 DIFF-CP/Light Microscopy
​Cumberland ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter ACT5 DIFF-CP/Light Microscopy
​Diagnostic Treatment Center ​​Monday through Sunday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter DXH600/Light Microscopy
​Eagle River ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter ACT5 DIFF-CP/Light Microscopy
​Eau Claire ​​Monday through Sunday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter DXH600/Light Microscopy
​Flambeau Hospital ​​Monday through Sunday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter DXH600/Light Microscopy
​Hayward ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter ACT5 DIFF-CP/Light Microscopy
​Ladysmith Medical Center ​Monday through Sunday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter DXH600/Light Microscopy
​Lake Hallie ​​Monday through Sunday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter DXH600/Light Microscopy
​Lakeview Medical Center ​​Monday through Sunday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter DXH600/Light Microscopy
​Marshfield ​​Monday through Sunday ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Unicel Beckman Coulter DxH800/Light Microscopy ​
​Menomonie ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter ACT5 DIFF-CP/Light Microscopy
​Merrill ​​Monday through Saturday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter DXH600/Light Microscopy
​Minocqua ​​Monday through Sunday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter DXH600/Light Microscopy
​Mosinee ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter ACT5 DIFF-CP/Light Microscopy
​Oakwood ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter ACT5 DIFF-CP/Light Microscopy
​Phillips ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter ACT5 DIFF-CP/Light Microscopy
​Rhinelander ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter ACT5 DIFF-CP/Light Microscopy
​Stettin ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter ACT5 DIFF-CP/Light Microscopy
Stevens Point​ ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter DXH600/Light Microscopy
​Wausau ​​Monday through Sunday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter DXH600/Light Microscopy
​Wisconsin Rapids ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter DXH600/Light Microscopy
​Wittenberg ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Electrical Impediance/Beckman Coulter ACT5 DIFF-CP/Light Microscopy
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Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
85048​ WBC automated ​
85004 ​ Differential ​
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.