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Platelet Count

Laboratory : Hematology

Test ID/Workstation :
PLTCT MAHM1
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.
Lab/Phone:
330-746-9623
TAT:
4 hours
Additional Info:
Reference range is available on patient report
CPT Code:
85049
Synonyms:
Platelets; Thrombocyte Count