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Alias Names: Reticulated Platelet Count / Platelet Reticulocyte Count / IPF
Methodology: Automated hematology analyzer using fluorescent flow cytometry
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 85055
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA).
Handling: Send to the laboratory within 24 hours, ambient (preferred) or refrigerated. Do not freeze.
Stability: Unstable frozen.
Standard Volume: 4 mL EDTA whole blood.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL EDTA whole blood in a 1.0 mL micro-collection tube.
Transport: Ambient (preferred) or refrigerated.
Comments: For use in evaluation of thrombocytopenia, with elevated levels seen in consumptive processes such as ITP.
Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis, clotted or frozen specimen, delayed transport.

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