Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests
Full haemogram Test in Kenya
Brief DescriptionThis test is used to assess the blood picture"," which is useful for determining the presence of infections"," inflammation"," blood disorders and other abnormalities causing changes in the blood cells.
SynonymsComplete blood count (CBC)"," full blood count (FBC).
Patient PreparationThere is no special preparation required for this test.
Sample TypeWhole blood
Sample volume4 mL
Sample collection ContainerEDTA tube (purple top)
Sample collection instructionsSample should be mixed gently by inverting eight times immediately after collection"," for proper mixing of blood with the EDTA
Sample storageSamples should be refrigerated if sampling is not done within 24hrs.
Reference rangeReference ranges vary for each cell.
Results TurnaroundWithin a day of sample collection.
Diseases / Diagnostic IndicatorsIt is a screening test for hematological disorders and general health.