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RBCe  (RBC)

Synonyms:  Red Blood Cell Count, Red Count
Specimen:  Blood; (1) Purple (EDTA) top vacutainer tube OR (2) Purple microtainers.
                        Volume:  Full primary tube
Minimum Volume:  2 microtainers
Collection:  Maintain at room temperature for 24 hours or refrigerate at 2-8°C for 48 hours.
Storage:  24 hours at room temperature or 48 hours at 2-8 degrees C
Rejection Criteria:  Clotted; hemolysis; improper labeling.
Reference Range:  Male: < 2 mos: 3.90-5.90 M/microL 2 mos-5 yrs: 3.80-5.50 M/microL 5 yrs-11 yrs: 3.70-5.70 M/microL 11 yrs-136 yrs: 4.20-5.80 M/microLFemale: < 2 mos: 3.90-5.90 M/microL 2 mos-5 yrs: 3.80-5.50 M/microL
Methodology:  Beckman Coulter LH 755, LH 750 or LH 500
Test Use:  To quantitate circulating erythrocytes in blood and monitor certain disease processes or blood loss.
Additional Information:  No Additional Information Listed
Testing Includes: 
Testing Facility:  AnMed Health Laboratory