Reticulocyte Count, Automated

Centralized Core Laboratory:Hematology

Test ID/Workstation: RTCA AHEM1

Specimen Type: Blood

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

Collection Volume: 2.5 mL EDTA (minimum 0.2 mL BD microtainer)

Cause for rejection: Specimen more than 12 hours old; specimen hemolyzed, clotted, or
diluted with IV fluid, specimens at room temperature >8 hours, or refrigerated (4C) specimens >24 hours

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT

Methodology: Fluorescence, Forward Scatter

OC Power Word: LAB4192

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8416

TAT: 8 hours

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

CPT Code: 85045

Synonyms: Retic Count

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