Platelet Count

Methodology: 
Automated cell count
Performed: 
Monday - Friday
Reported: 
Within 24 hours
Use: 
These counts are used as clinical guides in the diagnosis and/or monitoring of many diseases.
Specimen Requirements: 
Type: Whole blood
 

Container/Tube: Lavender (EDTA) or Pink (K2EDTA); Purple 1 micro tube

Sample Volume: 1.5 mL

Storage:
  • Ambient: 24 hours
  • Refrigerated: 24 hours
Unacceptable Conditions:
  • Clotted or grossly hemolyzed specimens
  • Frozen specimens
Specimen Retention Time: 5 days
Reference Values: 
150.0 – 450.0 x103/uL
CPT Code (s): 

85049

Notes: 

UFHPL Test #: 50070

UFHPL Epic order code: LAB301

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