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Test Code RET RETICULOCYTE COUNT

Important Note

Retic count must be done within 48 hours of collection.

Additional Codes

Primary ID

Epic Code

Mayo Access ID

RET

LAB296 FAH197

 

Specimen Information

Container

Specimen

Temperature

Collect Vol

Submit Vol

Minimum Vol

Lavender Top Tube Whole Blood

Refrigerate

2.5 mL 0.5 mL 0.2 mL
*Lavender Microtainer     0.6 mL    

Invert tube gently 10 times.

*While a microtainer is an optional tube type in rare circumstances, it is not recommended.

Test Schedule / Analytical Time / Test Priority

Daily / 24 hours /  Available STAT

Method

Automated Cell Counter

CPT(s)

Description

CPT Code

Reticulocyte Count

85045

Instrumentation

Sysmex XN 9000

Reference Range

0.5 – 2.5%

Section

Hematology

Performing Location

University of Vermont Medical Center

Is the UVMMC lab NY State Certified to perform this testing?  Yes/No

Yes

LOINC Codes

Result Code

Reporting Name

LOINC Code

RET

Reticulocyte Count

17849-1