Complete Blood Count - CBC
The complete blood count (CBC) is one of the most common blood tests in the laboratory. The CBC is an analysis of the three major cellular components in your blood:
How Long Does It Take To Get Results?
In an emergency, CBC results can be available within minutes from the time the specimen reaches the laboratory. RML utilizes the most advanced technology to provide fast and accurate results. However, sometimes the clinical picture of the patient’s test results from the instrument requires manual review by a Medical Technologist. Our instrument signals the laboratory personnel that review by a human is needed. This occurs mostly during the WBC Differential phase of the analysis and can prolong the time it takes to receive the results.
In most cases, emergency CBCs are reported back in less than an hour. Results of routine CBCs for hospital in-patients are made available in three to six hours. Majority of specimens handled at RML are for outpatient services and are usually shipped to a central location. In such cases, reports are due back at the physician’s office by the next day.