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Test Code LAB3500 Reticulocyte Count with Reticulocyte Hemoglobin

Test Name Alias

Reticulocyte Hgb | Retic Count, w/ Retic Hemoglobin | Rectic count with Retic | Retic | RET-HE | 7023

Clinical Information

Reticulocyte count with Reticulocyte Hemoglobin (LAB3500) includes: RBC count, Retic Absolute, Retic He, Retic Percent and the IRF.

Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Blood

 

Container(s): Lavender Top (EDTA) 3.0 mL

Preferred Volume to Collect: 3.0 mL

Minimum Volume to Collect: 1.0 mL

Neonate Volume to Collect: 0.5 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

Refrigerate: 24 hours

Frozen: Not Acceptable

Laboratory Retention: 72 hours

United Laboratory Retention: 7 days

Test Frequency

Available 24 hours, usual TAT 1 day

Reference Range

Automated Red Blood Cell Count

0 Minutes up to 1 Months: 4.60 - 6.20 × 10^3/uL
1 Months up to 3 Months: 4.40 - 5.80 × 10^3/uL
3 Months up to 13 Years: 4.20 - 5.20 × 10^3/uL

Male

13 Years up to 150 Years: 4.60 - 6.00 × 10^3/uL

Female

13 Years up to 150 Years: 4.20 - 5.40 × 10^3/uL

Reticulocyte, Automated (%)

0.80 - 2.20 %

Absolute Reticulocyte Count

40 – 100 × 10^3/uL

Reticulocyte Hemoglobin

28.0 - 36.0 pg

Immature Reticulocyte Fraction (IRF%)

3.1 - 15.9 %

 

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

Reticulocytes (RET) are evaluated using flow cytometry with a semiconductor laser exploiting the differences in cell size, complexity and RNA/DNA content. Reticulocytes are separated from mature RBC and PLT by size and RNA content.

CPT

85046

CDM Code

4068959

Epic Test ID

1230101127

Interface Order Alias

11763

Interface Information

Order Alias:

11763 - Retic Count, w/Retic Hemoglobin

 

Result Alias:

20633 - Retic Absolute

24004 - Retic Hemoglobin

20330 - Retic Percent

21235 - Retic RBC

LOINC

Not available

Reviewed Date

3/30/2018