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Time Sensitive

Ordering Recommendation

Evaluate and monitor thrombocytopenia.

Mnemonic

IMM 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

Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Clotted or hemolyzed specimens.

Remarks
Stability

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

Reference Interval

Age Male (percent) Female (percent)
0-180 days 2.3-7.1 1.6-7.1
6-23 months 1.7-4.1 1.7-4.8
2-5 years 1.4-3.9 1.3-3.9
6-11 years 1.3-5.2 1.3-5.0
12-17 years 1.9-6.4 1.7-6.7
18 years and older 1.0-11.4 1.0-11.4

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

85055

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2013361 Immature Platelet Fraction 71693-6
* 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

  • Reticulated Platelet
Immature PLT Fraction