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Platelet Count

SIM

20550 

CPT

85032 

Synonyms

Manual PLT 

Specimen Type

Whole Blood 

Container

3.0 ml EDTA lavender stopper tube

Collection Instructions

None

Volume

2 ml whole blood 
Min: 1.0 ml 

Additional Information

none

Patient Preparation

none

Specimen Processing Instructions

Refrigerated

Transport Requirements

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Room temperature:  8 hours   Refrigerated: 24 hours 

Rejection Criteria

•  Clotted Sample 
•  Insufficient volume 
•  Plasma has been removed.

Reference Range

Female = 141 - 359 cu mm

Male = 119 - 332 cu mm

Critical Value

Platelet Count = <30,000 cu mm and >1,000,000 cu mm 

Test Includes

Platelet Count 

Methodology

Beckman Coulter DxH Automated Hematology analyzer 

Testing Frequency

Daily, Monday - Sunday 

 

Reviewed By

Sandy Hammett 

Reviewed Date

2/2/2018

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