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Complete Blood Count w/Differential
Test Code: VCBC
Synonyms/Keywords
​Complete Blood Count, Blood Count, Blood Smear
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)

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) ​Sodium/Lithium Heparin Green Top Tube (GTT) 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
​Whole Blood ​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​ Monday through Saturday​ Less than 2 hours​​ Sysmex XT2000i
Marshfield​ Monday through Saturday​​ Less than 2 hours​​ Sysmex XT2000i
Milwaukee​ Monday through Saturday​​ Less than 2 hours​​ Sysmex XT2000i
​Minneapolis ​Monday through Saturday ​Less than 2 hours ​Heska
Marshfield Center Laboratory Section
Test Information

Analyze specimen within 24-48 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
Synonyms/Keywords
​Complete Blood Count, Blood Count, Blood Smear
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)

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) ​Sodium/Lithium Heparin Green Top Tube (GTT) 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
​Whole Blood ​Refrigerate ​2 days
​Blood Smear ​Room Temperature ​Indefinitely
Rejection Criteria
Clotted specimen
​Frozen specimen
​Gross hemolysis
Test Information

Analyze specimen within 24-48 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​ Monday through Saturday​ Less than 2 hours​​ Sysmex XT2000i
Marshfield​ Monday through Saturday​​ Less than 2 hours​​ Sysmex XT2000i
Milwaukee​ Monday through Saturday​​ Less than 2 hours​​ Sysmex XT2000i
​Minneapolis ​Monday through Saturday ​Less than 2 hours ​Heska
Laboratory Section
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.