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Platelet Count

Platelet Count (PLT) Hematology Lab Test

Name: Platelet Count

Test Name: Platelet Count

Health Link Test Code: PLT

LIS Test Code: PLT

CPT Code(s): 85049

Included In: CBC with Differential, CBC without Differential

Methodology: Flow Cytometry and Impedance

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: K3EDTA-Lavender top

Also Acceptable: K2EDTA-Lavender top, Pink top tube

Collection Volume: 4 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 1 mL

Stability Ambient:

24 hours

Stability Refridgerated:

Not acceptable

Stability Frozen:

Not acceptable

Sample Analyzed: Whole Blood

Testing Volume: 1 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.25 mL in microtainer

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to laboratory at ambient temperature.

Unacceptable Criteria:

Clotted specimens are not acceptable. Tubes with <25% of fill volume.

Interpretation:

0 days and up: 160-370 K/uL

Interpretation Type: Reference Interval

Critical Calls: yes