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.
Submit With Order
Time SensitiveTime Sensitive

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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