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Lab Test Dictionary

Reticulocyte Count


Synonyms

Retic Count

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

RCHSD Hematology


Epic ID

LAB296

Lab Test Days

As received

Standard TAT

4 Hours

Stat TAT

2 Hours


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1.5-2.7 mL Whole Blood (0.3-0.5 mL in an EDTA microtainer)

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Ambient-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 24 Hours; Refrigerated: 48 Hours; Frozen: Unacceptable

Rejection Criteria

Clotted; Moderate hemolysis

Test Volume Required

2.7 mL Whole Blood (0.5 mL in an EDTA microtainer)

Minimum Test Volume

1.5 mL Whole Blood (0.3 mL in an EDTA microtainer)


CPT Codes

85045


Revised

11-14-19

Initials

SL