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Retic Count

Test Name: Retic Count
Alternate Description:
LIS Code:
Lab Section:

Hematology

Fluid Type:

Whole blood

Minimum Volume:

0.5 ml whole blood in a Lavender Microtainer 1.0 ml whole blood in a Pediatric Lavender Top 2.5 ml whole blood in a 5 ml Lavender Top

Specimen Tube Type Transport:

Lavender Top Tube

Container (Whole Blood Required):

3 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top

Specimen Stability:

4 hours at room temperature, 48 hours if refrigerated

Specimen Transport:

Refrigerate

Availability:

24 hours, seven days a week

Stat Availability:

24 hours, seven days a week

Test Turnaround Time Routines And Stats:

R 4 hours S 2 hours

Specimen Preparation (In House):

Refrigerate until analysis

Specimen Preparation (Outreach):

Refrigerate until courier pickup

Reference Value:
Male/Female ranges the same
Age Normal
1 month to adult 0.4 - 1.5 %
0 month 2.0 - 6.0 %