Lab Test : Blood Count with Platelets

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Alternate:Platelet count
Includes:HCT, HGB, MCH, MCHC, MCV, PLT, MPV, RBC, RDW, WBC
Department:Hematology
Phone:(937) 641-3430
SQ Code:BCP
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Routine: 3 hours; STAT 1 hour
Specimen:Blood
Volume:0.4 mL
Container:3 mL lavender top tube or lavender top microtainer (EDTA)
Temperature:Room temperature for 4 hours. Refrigerate if greater than 4 hours. Stable for maximum of 24 hours refrigerated.
Rejection:Improper tube type, clotted specimen, hemolyzed specimen, specimen diluted with IV fluid.
Normal:Platelet count: 140-440 x 103/ÁL.

See Tables HE-1, HE-2, HE-3, HE-4, HE-5, HE-6 and HE-7 in appendix for other parameters.
Uses:See CBCP information.
Limitations:See CBCP information.
Method:Electrical impedance (Coulter Technology)
 

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