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Time Sensitive

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UUHSC Testing Only

Ordering Recommendation

Mnemonic

PLT

Methodology

Automated Cell Count

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 24 hours

New York DOH Approval Status

Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation
Collect

Lavender (K2EDTA) or Pink (K2EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

Mix specimen thoroughly. Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.25 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Clotted specimens.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

Effective May 16, 2016
159-439 K/µL

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

85049

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0040235 Platelet 777-3
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, please click the sidebar link to access the Interface Map.

Aliases

Platelets