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Epic Code LAB3332 Platelet Count (Citrate/Blue Tube)

Important Note

There is currently a nationwide shortage of this tube. Please take steps to ensure specimen integrity to reduce recollection. Specimen Tube Shortage (link)

 

Platelet Count (Citrate/Blue Tube) is for platelet clumping due to EDTA. Tube must be full.

Test Name Alias

Platelet Count (Citrate Tube) | Plt Count (Citrate Tube) | 8147

Interface Order Alias

11643

Ordering Instructions

This test may be ordered when platelets show clumping in EDTA anticoagulant. Platelet clumping is not always corrected with Sodium Citrate anticoagulant.

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Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Blood

Container(s): 3.2% Na Citrate Tube (blue top)

Preferred Volume to Collect: 2.7 mL (full tube)

Minimum Volume to Collect: 1.8 mL (full tube)

Capillary collect ok: No

Microtainer acceptable: No

 

Collection Instructions:

  • Detailed collection instructions (link): Blue Citrate Tube

  • Obtain venous blood by clean venipuncture.

  • Avoid leaving the tourniquet on the patient’s arm for an extended period prior to collection.
  • Tube must be full. Do not over fill or under fill; look for the fill indicator lines.
  • Gently invert 8 - 10 times to mix anticoagulant with blood.
  • Send to laboratory ASAP

 

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

  • Processed Specimen: Whole Blood
  • Centrifuge/Spin: No
  • Aliquot: No
  • Transport Temperature: Ambient

Rejection Criteria

  • Clotted specimens
  • Frozen specimens
  • Under or Overfilled tubes

Specimen Stability

Ambient: Deliver to laboratory as soon as possible

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

Test Frequency

Available 24 hours, usual TAT 1 day

Reference Range

140 – 400 × 10^3/uL

 

Critical Values Table

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

Sysmex XN

CPT

85049

CDM Code

Update in process

Epic Test ID

1230101047

LOINC

Platelet Citrate: 777-3

Beaker LOINC

PLATELET CITRATE: 777-3

Reviewed Date

9/2/2021

Beaker Names

Beaker Procedure Name: PLATELET COUNT (CITRATE TUBE)
Beaker Display Name: Platelet Count (Citrate Tube)
BEAKER TEST NAME: PLATELET COUNT CITRATE TUBE
BEAKER TEST REPORT NAME: PLATELET COUNT CITRATE

Beaker Synonyms

No synonym on file

Beaker Location, Container and Temperature

BW HEMATOLOGY: BLUE TOP TUBE (Preferred)-Ambient
BL HEMATOLOGY: BLUE TOP TUBE (Preferred)-Ambient
BR HEMATOLOGY: BLUE TOP TUBE (Preferred)-Ambient
GM HEMATOLOGY: BLUE TOP TUBE (Preferred)-Ambient
KL HEMATOLOGY: BLUE TOP TUBE (Preferred)-Ambient
LH HEMATOLOGY: BLUE TOP TUBE (Preferred)-Ambient
PH HEMATOLOGY: BLUE TOP TUBE (Preferred)-Ambient
RC HEMATOLOGY: BLUE TOP TUBE (Preferred)-Ambient
UN HEMATOLOGY: BLUE TOP TUBE (Preferred)-Ambient
ZH HEMATOLOGY: BLUE TOP TUBE (Preferred)-Ambient