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Reticulocyte Count, Miller Disc

Laboratory : Hematology

Test ID/Workstation :
RETIC MSCOP
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.
Lab/Phone:
330-746-9623
TAT:
8 hours
Additional Info:
Reference range:
  • 0 Days - 180 days: <=5.0%
  • 181 days to end of life: 0.5-2.0%.
  • CPT Code:
    85044
    Synonyms:
    Retic Count