Platelet count

Alphabetical Test listing

Platelet count-484

  
Platelet count
  
484
  
85049.2
  
PLT
  
EDTA whole blood
  

Lavender (EDTA), 4mL

If the patient has platelet clumping issues in EDTA, a Lt blue Sodium citrate (NaCit) tube must be collected in addition to the Lavender (EDTA), 4mL tube.

  
4.0 mL
  
1.0 mL
  

Immediately after collection, mix tube thoroughly by gentle inversion to prevent clotting.

If the patient has platelet clumping issues in EDTA, a Lt blue Sodium citrate (NaCit) tube must be collected in addition to the Lavender (EDTA), 4mL tube.

  

Submit entire specimen, unspun

  

Lavender (EDTA), 4mL

  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 48 hours

Ambient (OK) - 24 hours

  
  • Improper label (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Clotted specimen
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Hemolysis
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage/transport temperature
  
AHL - Hematology: H
  
Daily
  
Routine - 1 day
Stat - 1 hour
  

Sysmex

  

140 - 440 103/mm3

  

 

 Age  Low High
 Newborn (0 - 28 days)  <50,000/mm3  >1 million
 >28 days  <20,000/mm3  >1 million
  
85049
  
Yes
  
  
11/30/2001
  
02/04/2021
  
02/18/2020