Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : Reticulocyte Count Order Code : RETIC
Note: Do not use 6 mL EDTA tubes. Samples submitted to the Hematology laboratory in these tubes will be rejected.
Synonyms: Retic Count
Specimen Type: Whole Blood
Container Type: Lavender-top tube (EDTA)
Required Volume: 1 mL
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 0.5 mL
Methodology: Flow Cytometry on automated cell counter
Standard Run Times: Daily
Turnaround Time: 24 hours/next day
Special Handling: Refrigerate
CPT Codes: 85045
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB296
SHC EPIC Code: LABRETIC
Causes For Rejection: Specimen clotted. >72 hours REFRIGERATED or >24 hours at room temperature. Blood collected in a 6 mL EDTA tube.
Department: Hematology