RETICULOCYTE COUNT

Synonyms:
Computer Code: (HRETC)
Specimen Collection: 2 mL blood (lavender top tube). Pediatrics: EDTA microtainer with 500 uL (0.5 mL) blood.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Refrigerate. Transport within 8 hours of draw time.
Reference Values: Automated Reticulocyte Count (Male/Female): 0.4-2.0% Absolute Reticulocyte Count (Male/Female): 0.01-0.07 x10^6/uL Retic Hemoglobin: ≥16 days Male: 27.3-35.3 pg, ≥16 days Female: 25.6-36.1 pg Immature Retic Fraction: ≥16 days Male: 1.4-11.3%, ≥16 days Female: 1.3-13.5%
Lab Code: HEM
Requisition: C/H
Test Frequency: Daily
Routine TAT: 4 hrs
Stat TAT: contact lab
CPT Code(s): 85044
LCD or NCD: LCD LCD LCD
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII