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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.
The ranges 5 days to <18 years have been extrapolated from the following reference: Steven J. Soldin, Carlo Brugnara, et al. Pediatric reference ranges, 2nd ed. Washington, DC: AACC Press, 1997
|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: Male >=18 year old 21.6-115.9 x 109/L, Female >=18 year old 16.2 - 99.8 x 109/L). A manual assay will be performed if required due to sample or fluorescent assay problem. For <18 year old refer to the normal range table above.
If unusual findings are noted a pathologist review and interpretation may be performed and separately billed for
|Last Updated||4/1/2014 11:41:02 AM|