Platelets
0040235
Time SensitiveTime Sensitive

Ordering Recommendation
Submit With Order
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.
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 Name
0040235Platelet
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