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Platelets
0040235
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
PLT
Methodology
Automated Cell Count
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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Time SensitiveTime Sensitive

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Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA).  
Specimen Preparation
Mix specimen thoroughly. Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.25 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Frozen specimens. Clotted specimens.  
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
By report (reports may vary based on instrumentation)
Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
85049
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0040235Platelet777-3
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