Platelet Count

Centralized Core Laboratory:Hematology

Test ID/Workstation: PLTCT AHEM1

Specimen Type: Blood

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

Collection Volume: 0.3 mL and 2 fresh smears

Cause for rejection: Specimen hemolyzed, clotted, diluted with IV fluid; drawn with heparin or contaminated with heparin; improperly prepared blood smears

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT

Methodology: Unopette with Phase Microscopy

Special Instructions: Indicate clearly if a specimen has been drawn from an arterial line or from a line that has been rinsed with heparin.

OC Power Word: LPLTCOUNT

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8416

TAT: 4 hours

Additional Info: Reference range is available on patient report

CPT Code: 85049

Synonyms: Platelets; Thrombocyte Count

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