RETICULOCYTE COUNT

LAB296

RETIC

Collect

One 4.0 mL Purple top (EDTA whole blood).

Pediatric Collection

At least 0.5 mL whole blood collected in a 1.0 microtainer, purple top, EDTA whole blood.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimen not properly identified; incorrect container; insufficient sample volume; clotted sample; frozen sample.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Internal: Deliver to lab immediately at ambient temperature.
Offsite: Do not centrifuge. Transport to laboratory at 2-8 degrees C if transport time is outside of ambient temperature stability guidelines.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 36 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable.

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Core

Performed

Daily

Methodology

Automated Cell Count

Reported

Routine requests are reported within 8 hours.

Synonyms

  • LAB296

Reference Interval

COMPONENT

SEX

FROM AGE

TO AGE

NORMAL LOW

NORMAL HIGH

UNITS

RETICULOCYTE ABSOLUTE CALC

M/F

0

150

0.02

0.10

1012/L

RETICULOCYTE PERCENTAGE

M/F

0

3D

3.0

7.0

%

RETICULOCYTE PERCENTAGE

M/F

3D

150

0.5

1.8

%

IRF

M/F

0

150

1.3

12.8

%

RETICULOCYTE HEMOGLOBIN EQUIVALENT (RET HE)

 M/F

 0

150 

30.0 

38.5 

picograms

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Core

CPT Codes

85046

Collection

LAB296

RETIC

Collect

One 4.0 mL Purple top (EDTA whole blood).

Pediatric Collection

At least 0.5 mL whole blood collected in a 1.0 microtainer, purple top, EDTA whole blood.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimen not properly identified; incorrect container; insufficient sample volume; clotted sample; frozen sample.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Internal: Deliver to lab immediately at ambient temperature.
Offsite: Do not centrifuge. Transport to laboratory at 2-8 degrees C if transport time is outside of ambient temperature stability guidelines.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 36 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable.

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Core

Ordering

Performed

Daily

Methodology

Automated Cell Count

Reported

Routine requests are reported within 8 hours.

Synonyms

  • LAB296
Result Interpretation

Reference Interval

COMPONENT

SEX

FROM AGE

TO AGE

NORMAL LOW

NORMAL HIGH

UNITS

RETICULOCYTE ABSOLUTE CALC

M/F

0

150

0.02

0.10

1012/L

RETICULOCYTE PERCENTAGE

M/F

0

3D

3.0

7.0

%

RETICULOCYTE PERCENTAGE

M/F

3D

150

0.5

1.8

%

IRF

M/F

0

150

1.3

12.8

%

RETICULOCYTE HEMOGLOBIN EQUIVALENT (RET HE)

 M/F

 0

150 

30.0 

38.5 

picograms

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Core

Administrative

CPT Codes

85046

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