Collect

One 4 mL EDTA (Lavender) Tube

Pediatric Collection

Fill 1 lavender microtainer to the 500 uL line if possible.  You must immediately place blood into the microtainer and invert 10 times.  Absolute minimum 250 uL.

Unacceptable Conditions

Frozen, clotted, grossly hemolyzed, Tube under filled, beyond specified stability

Storage/Transport Temperature

4 mL Whole Blood Refrigerated

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Ambient: 12 hrs; Refrigerated: 48 hrs

Performed

Sun-Sat

Remarks

Send Original Tube. Includes a Retic %, Absolute Retic count, Immature Retic Fraction (IRF), and Reticulocyte Hgb (RetHe)

Department

Hematology

Performed

Sun-Sat

Methodology

Automated Cell Count

Reference Interval

See attached Reference Range for Retic

Reticulocyte Reference Ranges 45.2b

CPT Codes

85045
Collection

Collect

One 4 mL EDTA (Lavender) Tube

Pediatric Collection

Fill 1 lavender microtainer to the 500 uL line if possible.  You must immediately place blood into the microtainer and invert 10 times.  Absolute minimum 250 uL.

Unacceptable Conditions

Frozen, clotted, grossly hemolyzed, Tube under filled, beyond specified stability

Storage/Transport Temperature

4 mL Whole Blood Refrigerated

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Ambient: 12 hrs; Refrigerated: 48 hrs

Performed

Sun-Sat

Remarks

Send Original Tube. Includes a Retic %, Absolute Retic count, Immature Retic Fraction (IRF), and Reticulocyte Hgb (RetHe)

Department

Hematology
Ordering

Performed

Sun-Sat

Methodology

Automated Cell Count
Result Interpretation

Reference Interval

See attached Reference Range for Retic

Reticulocyte Reference Ranges 45.2b

Administrative

CPT Codes

85045

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