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Reticulocyte, Manual

Specimen Type:

 

also known as Retic, Manual

Blood


HEMATOLOGY


Specimen requirements:

3 mL EDTA Hemogard Closure

 

or:Lav Fingerstick Microtainer

Reference ranges:

CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
0 - 7 days 147 216    
8 days - 6 months 48 110    
7 months - 6 years 36 110    
7 years - 12 years 42 70    
Adult male 26 95    
Adult female 16 78    

Unit of measure:

1000 / mm3

Ideal sample:

1.0 mL

Absolute minimum amount:

0.5 mL

Method of collection:

N/A

Transportation:

N/A

Label instructions:

N/A

The following substances can adversely affect the results:

Hemolysis, Clots in Specimen, HJ Bodies Pappenheimer Bodies nrbc, Basophilic Stippling, Heinz Bodies, Paraprotein

Request test on form:

MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum] ( 151-104 )

Order/entry screen(s):

Common Lab Procedures

 

Hematology/Coagulation

Stat frequency:

N/A

Stat turn around time:

N/A

Routine frequency:

Daily

Must be in by:

N/A

Routine turn around time:

24 Hours

For Hillcrest deliver to:

SCRAP : Specimen Central Receiving and

 

Processing, room 2-117

For Thornton deliver to:

Hematology : Processing Desk, 1st floor,

 

Hospital, room 1-013

Scheduling requirements :

N/A

Method:

Methylene Blue

Special Instructions:

Manual retics will be performed only as a backup to the automated method.

 

Results are available on a Chart Copy

 

Results are Quantitative

SOFT abbreviation:

RETIC

Secondary code:

7201

Lab Processing Instructions:

N/A