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Test Code LAB296 Reticulocyte Count, automated

Important Note

This test will be discontinued on May 29, 2019. Please order Retic Count with Reticulocyte Hemoglobin

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Test Name Alias

Retic Count Blood Level | Retic Count | Retic | 8440

Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Blood

 

Container(s): Lavender top (EDTA)

Preferred Volume to Collect: 3.0 mL

Minimum Volume to Collect: 0.5 mL

Neonate Minimum Volume to Collect: 0.25 mL

Capillary collect ok? Yes

Microtainer acceptable: Yes

 

Collection Instructions:

  • Gently invert 8 - 10 times after collection.

Processing Instructions (Laboratory, Outpatient or Off-site collection)

Processed Specimen: Whole Blood EDTA

 

Centrifuge/Spin: No

Aliquot: No

 

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 12 hours (United Lab: 24 hours)

Refrigerate: 48 hours (United Lab: 36 hours)

Laboratory Retention: 72 hours (United Lab: 7 days)

 

Inpatient SIL: 24 hours (lav) (if specimen is refrigerated)

Test Frequency

Available 24 hours, usual TAT 1 day.

Reference Range

Retic Absolute
40 – 100 × 10^3/uL

 

Retic Percent
0.8 – 2.2 × 10^3/uL

 

Retic RBC
Male/Female
0 Minutes – 1 Months: 4.6 – 6.2 × 10^3/uL
1 Months – 3 Months: 4.4 – 5.8 × 10^3/uL
3 Months – 13 Years: 4.2 – 5.2 × 10^3/uL

Male
13 Years – 150 Years: 4.6 – 6 × 10^3/uL

Female
13 Years – 150 Years: 4.2 – 5.4 × 10^3/uL

Performing Department

HEMATOLOGY

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Big Rapids Laboratory, Big Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Blodgett Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Gerber Laboratory, Fremont, MI
Spectrum Health Kelsey Laboratory, Lakeview, MI
Spectrum Health Ludington Laboratory, Ludington, MI
Spectrum Health Pennock Laboratory, Hastings, MI
Spectrum Health Reed City Laboratory, Reed City, MI
Spectrum Health United Laboratory, Greenville, MI
Spectrum Health Zeeland Laboratory, Zeeland, MI

Methodology

Flow cytometry with a semiconductor laser

CPT

85045

CDM Code

4068953

Epic Test ID

1230101126

Interface Order Alias

10060

LOINC

Retic RBC: 60474-4

Retic Percent: 17849-1

Retic Absolute: 40665-2

Reviewed Date

3/30/2018