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Test Code RBC Red Blood Cell (RBC) Count, Outpatient, Blood

Important Note

This test is for outpatients only.

Performing Laboratory

Mary Washington Healthcare-Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine-Hematology

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must arrive within 24 hours of collection.

 

Whole blood

Container/Tube:  Lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s)

Volume:  Full tube

Collection Instructions:

Transport Temperature:  Ambient. If there is a delay in transport of >24 hours, send specimen refrigerated.

Note: Label specimen appropriately.

Reference Values

Males

0-5 months:  4.1-5.5

6-21 months:  3.9-5.5

1-5 years:  4.1-5.3

6-17 years:  3.8-4.9

18-64 years:  4.3-5.7

≥65 years:  3.8-5.8

Females

0-5 months:  4.1-6.1

6-21 months:  3.9-5.5

1-5 years:  4.1-5.3

6-17 years:  3.8-4.9

18-64 years:  3.8-5.1

≥65 years:  3.8-5.2

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday