Reticulocytes

Alphabetical Test listing

Reticulocytes-499

  
Reticulocytes
  
499
  
85045.0
  
RTC
  
Retic count
Reticulocyte count
  
EDTA whole blood
  
  
5.0 mL
  
1.0 mL
  

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

  

Submit entire specimen, unspun

  

Lavender (EDTA), 4mL

  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 48 hours

Ambient - 24 hours

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

Sysmex

  
 Age  Range (%)
 0 - 3 days  3 - 7
 Adult 0.5 - 2.0
  
85045
  
11/30/2001
  
07/13/2018
  
02/18/2020