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Methodology: Automated Reticulocyte Counter
Edit Date: 5/28/2008
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 85045
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA). Fill at least 1/3 full.
Handling: Send ambient or refrigerated to the laboratory within 24 hours.
Standard Volume: 4 mL EDTA whole blood.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL EDTA whole blood in a 1 mL microcollection tube.
Transport: Ambient or refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Clotted or frozen specimen; gross hemolysis.

Reticulocyte % = 0.5-2.0

Reticulocyte # = 20-100 K/uL

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