Full Blood Count
(Haematology)
Investigation : Full Blood Count
Spec container : EDTA 
Volume required : 4 ml
Turnaround : < 2 hours

In April 2013 the units of measurement for the tests in a Full Blood Count were changed to those of the National Pathology Harmonisation Standardisation project.


Full Blood Count Technical Enquiries - ext 4341
Test   Reference Range Units Comments
Hb Haemoglobin male 133 - 167
female 118 - 148
g/L  
RBC* Red Blood Cell Count male 4.32 - 5.66
female 3.88 - 5.00
1012/L * not normally reported
HCT Haematocrit / Packed Cell Volume male 0.390 - 0.500
female 0.360 - 0.440
L/L  
MCV Mean Cell Volume 80.0 - 100.0 fL  
MCH* Mean Cell Haemoglobin 28.0 - 33.0 pg * not normally reported
MCHC* Mean Cell Haemoglobin Concentration 330 - 360 g/L * not normally reported
RDW* Red Cell Distribution Width 11.0 - 15.0 % * not normally reported
PLTS Platelets 150 - 400 109/L  
MPV* Mean Platelet Volume 7.0 - 11.0 fL * not normally reported
WBC White Blood Cell Count 3.5 - 11.0 109/L  
NEUT Neutrophils 2.0 - 7.5 109/L  
LYMPH Lymphocytes 1.0 - 3.5 109/L  
MONO Monocytes 0.2 - 0.8 109/L  
EOSIN Eosinophils 0.0 - 0.4 109/L  
BASO Basophils 0.0 - 0.2 109/L  
Reference ranges taken from Barbara Bain - A Practical Guide

Prior to 02/04/2013 the references ranges for a full blood count were link.

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