Platelet Count, Citrated


Abbrev Code:XMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Synonyms:Sodium Citrate Plasma
CPT Codes: 85049 x1, x1
Turnaround Time:Testing is performed 24 hours per day; results are reported within 24 hours.
Special Instructions:Print and submit a copy of Hennepin's Test Catalog entry with specimen. See Associated Links.
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Platelet Count, Citrated LAB0001434 Hennepin Healthcare



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2.7 mL (in 3 mL tube) filled to fill line on the tube
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.8 mL (in 2 mL tube) filled to fill line on the tube
Container:Blue Na Citrate, 3.2% - fill to fill line on tube
Collection Instructions:Mix by gentle inversion 8-10 times.
Causes for Rejection:Clotted, centrifuged or frozen specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Specimen must be whole blood. Do NOT centrifuge.
Shipping Instructions:Ship samples at room temperature or refrigerated temperature. Protect from temperature extremes.
Stability:24 hours at room temperature or refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Hennepin Healthcare)
Referral Lab number:LAB0001434


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report.
Use:Citrated Platelet Count may be helpful when clumped platelets have been seen on a blood film on one or more occasions, significantly lowering the platelet count.


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