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counting tests for CLIA-CBCs


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I just want to make sure my interpretation of counting tests for CBCs is correct.  CLIA says


For complete blood counts, each measured individual analyte that is ordered and reported is counted separately.

So for example, if we did 100 CBCs, and we're counting WBC, RBC, Hgb, MCV, RDW, Plt count, Neut, lymph, mono, eos, and baso (11 tests) it's reported as 1100?

Thank you in advance.



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For annual test volume, you're counting the measured components of the CBC separately - WBC, RBC, PLT, Hgb, MCV - but the differential itself is one test. So one CBC is actually 6 tests. Calculated parameters like RDW don't count towards the total.

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