2-8 C (ice packs) or ambient
Store at 2-8 C up to 24 hours, CBC’s not viable after 24 hours
EDTA Draw tube at least half full
Flow cytometric techniques
Decreased-bone marrow disorders, idiopathic mononucleosis, hepatitis, HIV, measles,certain drugs, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, leukemia, lymphoma, cancer in the bone marrow, aplastic anemia, chronic bleeding, sepsis, cirrhosis, autoimmune disorders like lupus, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, disseminated intravascular coagulation, thrombocytopenia purpura, hemolytic uremia, syndrome, exposure to toxic chemicals. Increased-lung, gastrointestinal, ovarian, breast cancers or lymphoma, iron-deficiency anemia, hemolytic anemia, inflammatory bowel disease, RA, tuberculosis, spleenectomy, oral contraceptives, vitamin B12 and folate deficiency.