PLATELET COUNT

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Test Code
3030
Test Description
Determines the number of platelets in the blood.
Abbreviation
*PLT
Minimum Volume
2mL
Transport Container
Lavender EDTA Whole Blood
Transport Temperature
Refrigerated
Collection Instructions
Invert tube 8-10 times immediately after filling tube. Do not centrifuge.
Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours
Rejection Criteria
Low volume samples (<1mL), clotted or diluted samples, hemolysis
CPT
85049