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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
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8416
TAT:
8 hours
Additional Info:
Reference range:
  • 0-180 days < 5.0%
  • 181 days – end of life: 0.5 - 2.0%
  • CPT Code:
    85045
    Synonyms:
    Retic Count
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