full blood count (FBC)


full blood count (FBC)

Also known as

FBC, complete blood count, CBC

Additional information

Must arrive within 6 hours of collection

Sending address

Department of Haematology Camelia Botnar Laboratories Great Ormond Street Hospital Great Ormond Street WC1N 3JH

Laboratory service


Sample requirements

0.5ml venous or capillary blood, EDTA

Reference range

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Turnaround time

2 hours (30 minutes for patients on the major haemorrhage protocol)


Upon request

Call in advance?

Not required


The Haematology Department provides a wide range of specialist tests with a special interest in the diagnosis and monitoring of coagulation disorders.

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