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Complete Blood Count, PT, & APTT
Test Code: VCPP
Synonyms/Keywords
Coag Panel & CBC, Clotting Panel with CBC
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)

VPT - Prothrombin Time

VAPTT - Activated Partial Thromboplastin time

Species
Alpaca, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ferret, Mouse, Other, Ovine, Porcine, Primate, Rabbit, Rat
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
Plasma​ ​Citrated Blue Top Tube (BTT) ​1.0 mL ​0.5 mL
Collection Processing Instructions

Draw blood into EDTA vacuum tube. Invert sample gently 5-6 times to facilitate mixing and prevent coagulation.  Refrigerate tube(s).   

Prepare 1-2 peripheral blood smears.  Store/ship blood slides at room temperature. 

Label tube and smears with animal’s name

Citrate (BTT) tubes must be filled to the capacity indicated on the tube for accurate analysis.  Centrifuge Blue Top Tube and remove plasma. Transfer plasma to a clear plastic transfer tube, freeze within 1 hour of collection

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole Blood​ ​Room Temperature ​2 days
​Whole Blood ​Refrigerate ​2 days
​Plasma ​Frozen ​1 year
​Slides ​Room Temperature ​Indefinitely
Rejection Criteria
Frozen Lavender Top Tube
​Clotted Specimen
​Gross hemolysis
​Frozen Unspun Blue Top Tube
​Clotted Specimen
​Insuffciently Filled Draw Tube
​Specimen Contaminated With IV Fluids
Interference
The blood to anticoagulant ratio is critical for accurate test results. If an inadequate blood sample is obtained, coagulation results will be falsely prolonged.
Plasma specimen should be analyzed within 72 hours of collection.
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.
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Cleveland​ Complete Blood Count: Monday through Saturday​ Less than 2 hours​​ Sysmex XT2000i
Cleveland​ VPT and VAPTT: Monday through Saturday​ Less than 2 hours​​ Mechanical Clot Detection​/Stago STart4
Marshfield​ Complete Blood Count: Monday through Saturday​ Less than 2 hours​​ Sysmex XT2000i
Marshfield​ VPT and VAPTT: Monday through Saturday​ Less than 2 hours​​ Mechanical Clot Detection​/Stago Compact Max
Milwaukee​ Complete Blood Count: Monday through Saturday​ Less than 2 hours​​ Sysmex XT2000i
Milwaukee​ VPT and VAPTT: Monday through Saturday​ Less than 2 hours​​ Mechanical Clot Detection​/Stago STart4
​Minneapolis ​Complete Blood Count: Monday through Saturday ​Less than 2 hours ​Heska
​Minneapolis ​VPT and VAPTT: Monday through Saturday ​Less than 2 hours ​Mechanical Clot Detection/Stago STart4
Marshfield Center Laboratory Section
Reference Intervals
Synonyms/Keywords
Coag Panel & CBC, Clotting Panel with CBC
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)

VPT - Prothrombin Time

VAPTT - Activated Partial Thromboplastin time

Species
Alpaca, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ferret, Mouse, Other, Ovine, Porcine, Primate, Rabbit, Rat
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
Plasma​ ​Citrated Blue Top Tube (BTT) ​1.0 mL ​0.5 mL
Collection Processing Instructions

Draw blood into EDTA vacuum tube. Invert sample gently 5-6 times to facilitate mixing and prevent coagulation.  Refrigerate tube(s).   

Prepare 1-2 peripheral blood smears.  Store/ship blood slides at room temperature. 

Label tube and smears with animal’s name

Citrate (BTT) tubes must be filled to the capacity indicated on the tube for accurate analysis.  Centrifuge Blue Top Tube and remove plasma. Transfer plasma to a clear plastic transfer tube, freeze within 1 hour of collection

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole Blood​ ​Room Temperature ​2 days
​Whole Blood ​Refrigerate ​2 days
​Plasma ​Frozen ​1 year
​Slides ​Room Temperature ​Indefinitely
Rejection Criteria
Frozen Lavender Top Tube
​Clotted Specimen
​Gross hemolysis
​Frozen Unspun Blue Top Tube
​Clotted Specimen
​Insuffciently Filled Draw Tube
​Specimen Contaminated With IV Fluids
Interference
The blood to anticoagulant ratio is critical for accurate test results. If an inadequate blood sample is obtained, coagulation results will be falsely prolonged.
Plasma specimen should be analyzed within 72 hours of collection.
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​ Complete Blood Count: Monday through Saturday​ Less than 2 hours​​ Sysmex XT2000i
Cleveland​ VPT and VAPTT: Monday through Saturday​ Less than 2 hours​​ Mechanical Clot Detection​/Stago STart4
Marshfield​ Complete Blood Count: Monday through Saturday​ Less than 2 hours​​ Sysmex XT2000i
Marshfield​ VPT and VAPTT: Monday through Saturday​ Less than 2 hours​​ Mechanical Clot Detection​/Stago Compact Max
Milwaukee​ Complete Blood Count: Monday through Saturday​ Less than 2 hours​​ Sysmex XT2000i
Milwaukee​ VPT and VAPTT: Monday through Saturday​ Less than 2 hours​​ Mechanical Clot Detection​/Stago STart4
​Minneapolis ​Complete Blood Count: Monday through Saturday ​Less than 2 hours ​Heska
​Minneapolis ​VPT and VAPTT: Monday through Saturday ​Less than 2 hours ​Mechanical Clot Detection/Stago STart4
Laboratory Section
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.