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Reticulocyte Count

SIM

21090 

CPT

85045 

Synonyms

Retic 

Specimen Type

Whole Blood 

Container

3.0 ml EDTA lavender stopper tube

Collection Instructions

None

Volume

2 ml whole blood 
Min: 1.0 ml Microtainer 

Additional Information

none

Patient Preparation

none

Specimen Processing Instructions

Room Temperature Whole Blood

Transport Requirements

Room Temperature

Specimen Stability

Room temperature:  6 hours    

Rejection Criteria

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

Reference Range

0-24 hours = 1.8 – 4.6%

25 – 48 hours = 1.9 – 4.5%

49 – 72 hours = 1.1 – 4.5%

73 – 96 hours = 0.9 – 2.9%

97 – 120 hours = 1.0 – 1.4%

121 hours – adult = 0.52 – 1.7%

Critical Value

none 

Test Includes

Retic Count 

Methodology

Beckman Coulter Automated Hematology analyzer 

Testing Frequency

Daily, Monday - Sunday 

 

Reviewed By

Sandy Hammett 

Reviewed Date

2/2/2018

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