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|Performed by||Parnassus Hematology|
|In House Availability||Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week.|
|Container type||Lavender top|
|Amount to Collect||3 mL blood|
|Sample type||EDTA whole blood|
|Preferred volume||3 mL blood|
|Min. Volume||1 mL blood|
|Processing notes||Do not centrifuge.
When a Reticulocyte Count must be performed manually and an RBC count is not available from a CBC or CBCD on the same sample, order an RBC.
|Stability||Specimens are stable at room temperature for 48 hours, for 72 hours at 4C.|
|Turn around times||Turnaround time 24 hours.|
|Additional information||Manual methods are much less accurate, and give somewhat lower results (reference range: 20-89 x109/L). A manual assay will be performed if required due to sample or fluorescent assay problems.
The manual assay requires a separately ordered and charged RBC count, if one is not available, to calculate the result.
|Last Updated||2/14/2013 3:28:22 PM|
If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667