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IDEXX Complete Blood Count (CBC) testing

Discover more insights into the current condition of your patient

Most reliable and comprehensive haematology diagnostics available from IDEXX - including reticulocyte count on every blood count report.

Flexible options allow you to choose the blood count most appropriate for your patient's needs.

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Ordering options

The following profiles can be ordered via VetConnect PLUS or request forms. Further tests can be found through VetConnect PLUS.

Standalone tests:
 
Code Profile
FBCS
Complete Haematology
FILM
Blood Film Evaluation
FPDX
Follow-up Blood Film
Routine profiles including CBC:
 
Code Profile
WELN/I
General Health Screen
SP1N
Basic Screen
GERTN
Geriatric Profile
Routine profiles with IDEXX CBC Select:
 
Code Profile
SP1I
Basic Profile
SP2I
Extended Basic Profile
GERTI
Geriatric Interpreted

Why reticulocyte parameters count

Reticulocytes act as an early warning system that detects a variety of issues earlier

Newly released reticulocytes reflect the current condition of the animal, making them excellent early indicators for conditions such as blood loss or inflammation before development of anemia. Early detection provides the best chance for determining and treating the underlying cause, earlier, for better patient outcomes.

 

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Reticulocyte parameters

Up-to-date information on RBC production

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Red blood cells

Reflects last few months

Circulation time

2–4 days*

80–120 days*

Parameters

Reticulocyte concentration (RETICs)

  • "Quantity"
  • Determines whether an anemia is regenerative or not and helps identify underlying disease in nonanemic patients

  • Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH)
  • Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC)
  • Mean corpuscular volume (MCV)

Availability

RETIC-HGB currently available
on ProCyte Dx

Available in nearly all CBC reports

 

 

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Reticulocyte 
parameters

Up-to-date information on RBC production

 

Red blood cell icon
Red blood cells

Reflects last few months

Circulation time:

2–4 days*

 

80–120 days*

Parameters:

Reticulocyte concentration (RETICs)

"Quantity"

Determines whether an anemia is regenerative or not and helps identify underlying disease in nonanemic patients

 

Reticulocyte hemoglobin (RETIC-HGB)

"Quality"

Measures the quality of developing red blood cells and detects low iron availability

 

-Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH)

 

-Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC)

 

-Mean corpuscular volume (MCV)

Availability:
Only IDEXX automatically
includes in every CBC report

 

Available in nearly all CBC reports

 

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Results and guidance at your fingertips with VetConnect PLUS

Whether a CBC is run at IDEXX Reference Laboratories or on an IDEXX in-house analyzer, you can review, interpret, and trend CBC results right in VetConnect PLUS. Access differentials instantly, helping you interpret and act on any results that are abnormal for your patient.

Learn how to access differentials

Choose the right CBC for your patient

Based on your patient's needs. Easily add a blood film review when needed.
In-house hematology analyzer
Abnormal results, such as:
  • Flagged and/or qualified results
  • Anemia
  • High/low WBC count
  • Low platelets
  • SNAP 4Dx Plus Test positive
  • Heartworm positive
  • FeLV or FIV positive
Do I need further information?
Review dot plots and/or blood film evaluation in-house
CBC Blood Film Evaluation
Reference laboratory
Based on clinical presentation
Large Blood Count
Typically used for preventive care screening
  • Preanesthetic blood work on clinically healthy animals
Abnormal results, such as:
  • Anemia
  • High/low WBC count
  • Unexpected findings on chemistry or serology
CBC Blood Film Evaluation
Premium Blood Count
Recommended for clinically sick patients or when blood film review is desired
  • FeLV or FIV positive
  • Vector borne disease positive
  • Heartworm positive
  • SNAP 4Dx Plus Test positive

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A representative will help you every step of the way.

*If automated results fall outside of established guidelines and the specimen is considered significantly abnormal, a blood film evaluation by a technician is performed.

†For canine and feline patients, reticulocyte concentration (RETICs) and reticulocyte hemoglobin (RETIC-HGB) parameters are included on all CBC reports provided by IDEXX Reference Laboratories and the ProCyte Dx Hematology Analyzer.