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Performing a Complete Blood Count (CBC) on a Lipemic Sample

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Very lipemic samples can have spurious laboratory results on automated analyzers. Some parameters of the complete blood count (hemoglobin, MCH, MCHC) are more accurately reported based on the findings of washed specimens which have had the lipemic plasma removed.

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