Full blood count (FBC)
Last updated: Friday, 04, June, 2010
The item number and fee shown are for Australia only. The fee is the Medicare Schedule Fee.
Laboratories may charge above this fee in some circumstances.
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5 mL blood in EDTA.
2 mL blood in special paediatric EDTA tube.
Automated analysers provide haemoglobin, red cell count, packed cell volume, mean cell volume, mean cell haemoglobin, mean cell haemoglobin concentration, leucocyte count (white cell count), and platelet count as FBC.
A blood film will be examined if indicated from FBC results; see Blood film.
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