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Alias Names: Plt Ct
Methodology: Automated cell counter
Edit Date: 7/13/2009
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 85049
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA). Fill tube at least 1/3 full. Refrigerate.
Handling: Send to laboratory same day, or make slides and submit with blood within 48 hours maximum.
Standard Volume: 3 mL EDTA whole blood.
Minimum Volume: 250 µL EDTA whole blood in 1.0 mL microcollection tube.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: WBC and platelet count may decline after 24 hours.
Rejection Criteria: Frozen or clotted specimen; marked hemolysis.

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