Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Full haemogram Test in Kenya

Brief Description

This 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.

Synonyms

Complete blood count (CBC)"," full blood count (FBC).

Patient Preparation

There is no special preparation required for this test.

Sample Type

Whole blood

Sample volume

4 mL

Sample collection Container

EDTA tube (purple top)

Sample collection instructions

Sample should be mixed gently by inverting eight times immediately after collection"," for proper mixing of blood with the EDTA

Sample storage

Samples should be refrigerated if sampling is not done within 24hrs.

Reference range

Reference ranges vary for each cell.

Results Turnaround

Within a day of sample collection.

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

It is a screening test for hematological disorders and general health.