Immature Platelet Fraction


Sunquest Code:IPF  
Epic Code:LAB6397Epic Name:Immature PLT Fraction
Synonyms:Reticulated platelets
Methodology:Sysmex fluorescent flow cytometry
CPT Code:85055
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours per day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2-3 mL EDTA tube or 0.5 mL in an EDTA microtainer
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL EDTA tube or 0.3 mL in an EDTA microtainer
Collection Instructions:Immediately mix specimen 10 times by gentle inversion.
Causes for Rejection:Clotted specimen, platelet clumping, specimens over 24 hours old, not stored at 2-8 degrees.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature. Must arrive within 24 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Hematology  (UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:1-7%


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