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White Blood Count
Test Code: VWBC
Synonyms/Keywords
​WBC, White Blood Count
Species
Alpaca, Avian, Bovine, Canine, Camelid, 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
Collection Processing Instructions
Draw blood into EDTA vacuum tube. Invert sample gently 5-6 times to facilitate mixing and prevent coagulation. Label tube with animal’s name.
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole Blood​ ​Room Temperature ​2 days
​Whole Blood ​Refrigerate ​2 days
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. 
Reference Intervals
 
Test Code: VWBC

Test: White Blood Cell Count
Units:  x10^3/uL
Canine                  
4.0-18.2
Feline
3.7-20.5
Bovine
4.0-12.0
Equine
41.-14.3
Camelid / Llama
5.9-18.9
Alpaca
4.7-28.6
Ferret
4.4-19.1
Caprine
9.5-30.5
Porcine
10.9-21.8
Ovine
3.7-11.7
Rat           
1.1-7.5
Rabbit
4.0-13.0
Mouse
 
Synonyms/Keywords
​WBC, White Blood Count
Species
Alpaca, Avian, Bovine, Canine, Camelid, 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
Collection Processing Instructions
Draw blood into EDTA vacuum tube. Invert sample gently 5-6 times to facilitate mixing and prevent coagulation. Label tube with animal’s name.
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole Blood​ ​Room Temperature ​2 days
​Whole Blood ​Refrigerate ​2 days
Rejection Criteria
Clotted specimen
​Frozen specimen
​Gross hemolysis
Test Information
Analyze specimen within 24-48 hours of collection. 
Reference Intervals
 
Test Code: VWBC

Test: White Blood Cell Count
Units:  x10^3/uL
Canine                  
4.0-18.2
Feline
3.7-20.5
Bovine
4.0-12.0
Equine
41.-14.3
Camelid / Llama
5.9-18.9
Alpaca
4.7-28.6
Ferret
4.4-19.1
Caprine
9.5-30.5
Porcine
10.9-21.8
Ovine
3.7-11.7
Rat           
1.1-7.5
Rabbit
4.0-13.0
Mouse
 
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.