Reticulocyte Count, Miller Disc

Centralized Core Laboratory:Hematology

Test ID/Workstation: RETIC SCOPE

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Purple top (EDTA) tube: Whole Blood

Collection Volume: 2.5 mL (minimum 0.2 mL)

Cause for rejection: Specimen more than 12 hours old; specimen hemolyzed, clotted, or

diluted with IV fluid

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT

Methodology: New methylene blue N stain with Miller disc reticle

Special Instructions: Test can also be performed on green top (heparin) tube.

OC Power Word: LRETIC

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8416

TAT: 8 hours

Additional Info: Reference range: Adults 0.5%-2.0% Newborns < 5.0%

CPT Code: 85044

Synonyms: Retic Count

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