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Complete Blood Count w/Reflex Reticulocyte Count, Canine/Feline
Test Code: VCBRR
Synonyms/Keywords
​CBC w/Reflex Retic
Test Components
VCLT- Red Blood Cell Count (RBC), Hemoglobin (HGB), Hematocrit (HCT), Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV), Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin (MCH), Mean Corpuscular Hgb Conc. (MCHC), Red Cell Distribution Width (RDW), Platelet Count (PLT)

VDIF- White Blood Cell Count (WBC), Absolute Seg. Neutrophil # (ABSEG), Absolute Band Neutrophil # (ABAND), Absolute Lymphocyte # (ABLYMP), Absolute Act. Lymphocyte # (ABACT), Absolute Monocyte # (ABMONO), Absolute Eosinophil # (ABEOS), Absolute Basophil # (ABBASO), Absolute Other # (ABOTH), Absolute Blast # (ABBLAS), Absoulte Promyelocyte # (ABPROM), Absolute Myelocyte # (ABMYEL), Absolute Metamyelocyte # (ABMETA)

VRETIC - Reflex Reticulocyte Count
Canine - if Hematocrit is < 33.0 %
Feline - if Hematocrit is < 28.0 %
Species
Canine, Feline
Test Category
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Whole Blood​ ​EDTA Lavender Top Tube (LTT) ​2.0 mL 1.0 mL
Blood Smear ​ ​Glass slide
Collection Processing Instructions
​Draw blood into EDTA vacuum tube. Invert sample gently 5-6 times to facilitate mixing and prevent coagulation. Prepare 1-2 peripheral blood smears. DO NOT REFRIGERATE
Label tube and smears with animal’s name
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Whole Blood ​Room Temperature ​2 days
​Refrigerate ​2 days
​Blood Smear ​Room Temperature ​Indefinitely
Rejection Criteria
Clotted specimen
​Frozen specimen
​Gross hemolysis
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Cleveland, Marshfield, Milwaukee ​ANP1: Monday through Saturday ​Less than 2 hours ​Olympus AU
Minneapolis​ ​ANP1: Monday through Saturday ​Less than 2 hours ​Olympus AU
​Cleveland, Marshfield, Milwaukee ​CBC: Monday through Saturday ​Less than 2 hours ​Sysmex XYV2000i
Minneapolis CBC: Monday through Saturday Less than 2 hours Heska
Cleveland, Marshfield, Milwaukee Retic: Monday through Saturday ​Less than 2 hours Sysmex XTV2000i
Test Information
​Analyze specimen within 48 hours of collection.
Reticulocyte count performed only if hematocrit is < 33%
Platelet counts are given only if the platelet result from the analyzer is valid. If result is not valid, an estimated platelet range is given. If an actual platelet count is needed, the platelet count will need to be ordered in addition to the CBC.
Reference Intervals
Synonyms/Keywords
​CBC w/Reflex Retic
Test Components
VCLT- Red Blood Cell Count (RBC), Hemoglobin (HGB), Hematocrit (HCT), Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV), Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin (MCH), Mean Corpuscular Hgb Conc. (MCHC), Red Cell Distribution Width (RDW), Platelet Count (PLT)

VDIF- White Blood Cell Count (WBC), Absolute Seg. Neutrophil # (ABSEG), Absolute Band Neutrophil # (ABAND), Absolute Lymphocyte # (ABLYMP), Absolute Act. Lymphocyte # (ABACT), Absolute Monocyte # (ABMONO), Absolute Eosinophil # (ABEOS), Absolute Basophil # (ABBASO), Absolute Other # (ABOTH), Absolute Blast # (ABBLAS), Absoulte Promyelocyte # (ABPROM), Absolute Myelocyte # (ABMYEL), Absolute Metamyelocyte # (ABMETA)

VRETIC - Reflex Reticulocyte Count
Canine - if Hematocrit is < 33.0 %
Feline - if Hematocrit is < 28.0 %
Species
Canine, Feline
Test Category
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Whole Blood​ ​EDTA Lavender Top Tube (LTT) ​2.0 mL 1.0 mL
Blood Smear ​ ​Glass slide
Collection Processing Instructions
​Draw blood into EDTA vacuum tube. Invert sample gently 5-6 times to facilitate mixing and prevent coagulation. Prepare 1-2 peripheral blood smears. DO NOT REFRIGERATE
Label tube and smears with animal’s name
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Whole Blood ​Room Temperature ​2 days
​Refrigerate ​2 days
​Blood Smear ​Room Temperature ​Indefinitely
Rejection Criteria
Clotted specimen
​Frozen specimen
​Gross hemolysis
Test Information
​Analyze specimen within 48 hours of collection.
Reticulocyte count performed only if hematocrit is < 33%
Platelet counts are given only if the platelet result from the analyzer is valid. If result is not valid, an estimated platelet range is given. If an actual platelet count is needed, the platelet count will need to be ordered in addition to the CBC.
Reference Intervals
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Cleveland, Marshfield, Milwaukee ​ANP1: Monday through Saturday ​Less than 2 hours ​Olympus AU
Minneapolis​ ​ANP1: Monday through Saturday ​Less than 2 hours ​Olympus AU
​Cleveland, Marshfield, Milwaukee ​CBC: Monday through Saturday ​Less than 2 hours ​Sysmex XYV2000i
Minneapolis CBC: Monday through Saturday Less than 2 hours Heska
Cleveland, Marshfield, Milwaukee Retic: Monday through Saturday ​Less than 2 hours Sysmex XTV2000i
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.