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CBCD
COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT (INCLUDES DIFFERENTIAL), BLOOD

Test Code CBCD 
Test COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT (INCLUDES DIFFERENTIAL), BLOOD 
Methodology Impedance / Radio Frequency 
Description Useful for detecting disease states or syndromes of white blood cells, red blood cells, or platelet cell lines in peripheral blood.
Includes WBC, RBC, Hgb, HCT, MCV, MCH, MCHC, PLT, RDW-SD, RDW-CV, and automated differential. Automated differential may reflex to a manual differential if indicated by instrument flagging and would then be billed as a Hemogram and Manual Differential.

NOTE: This test, when ordered on Medicare patients, is subject to the National Coverage Determination (NCD) policy "Blood Counts". Please verify that the diagnosis code (ICD-9) you have chosen demonstrates medical necessity for the test as documented in the physician's patient record. The CMS web site or the NorDx Limited Coverage Documentation Guide are available to assist you with this verification. A properly executed Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) must be submitted with the specimen if medical necessity is not demonstrated by the ICD-9 code chosen. 

Specimen Draw blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube. Mix well after draw, and send 1.0 mL of EDTA whole blood refrigerated. (CLOTTED OR GROSSLY HEMOLYZED SPECIMEN IS UNACCEPTABLE.) 
Reference Values See "CBC Reference Values" 
Analytic Time 1 Day - Available STAT 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Sunday 
CPT Code(s) 85007  Manual Differential (if indicated)
85025  CBC with automated differential
85027  CBC without differential (if appropriate)

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