Platelet Count

CPT Code(s):

85049

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

Collection Procedure:

-

Reference Values:

150.0 – 450.0 x103/uL

Interpretation Data:

-

Notes:

UFHPL Test #: 50070

UFHPL Epic order code: LAB301

Reported Notes:

-

Result:

-