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Test Code RETICC Reticulocyte Count

Collection Container

Lavender (EDTA)

Specimen Required

EDTA whole blood

Specimen Volume

Lav tube: 4 mL, BD Microtainer: 500 microliters

Minimum Specimen Volume

Lav tube: 1 mL, BD Microtainer: 500 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

24 hours refrigerated

Reasons for Rejection

Specimen clotted, <1.0 mL, greater than 24 hours old, specimen frozen

Methodology

XN9000

Reference Ranges

0.9-2.1

Turnaround Time

Daily

CPT Code

85045

Units of Measure

%

Days and Times Performed

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

LOINC Code

17849-1