Immature Platelet Fraction

Abbrev Code:IPF   
Order Code:LAB6397Order Name:Immature PLT Fraction
Synonyms:Reticulated platelets
Methodology:Sysmex fluorescent flow cytometry
CPT Codes: 85055 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours per day.

Collection Instructions

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
Container:Purple (EDTA)
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:Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Hematology  (St. John's)


Reference Range:1-7%

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