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  PLT Specimen Type:
  also known as Platelet Count, Thrombocyte Count

Blood


HEMATOLOGY

Specimen requirements: 3 mL EDTA draw
  or: 3 mL EDTA Hemogard Closure
  or:Lav Fingerstick Microtainer
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
0 - 7 days 220 450 1000/mm3 N/A
8 days - 6 months 230 600 1000/mm3 N/A
7 months - 6 years 190 460 1000/mm3 N/A
7 years - 12 years 200 370 1000/mm3 N/A
Adult 160 370 1000/mm3 N/A
Critical values:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
N/A <20 >1,000 1000/mm3 N/A
Unit of measure: 1000/mm3
Ideal sample: 3.0 mL
Absolute minimum amount: 0.75 mL
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: N/A
The following substances can adversely affect the results: Improper Line Draw, Agglutinins, Cryoglobulins, Platelet Clumps, Fibrin Strands, Clots in Specimen
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: Daily
Stat turn around time: 1 hour
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 4 Hours
For Hillcrest deliver to: SCRAP : Specimen Central Receiving and Processing, room 2-117
For MCC deliver to: Lab:  1st Floor, Room 1025, Processing Desk
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Flow Cytometry
Special Instructions: The platelet count is included in the Hemogram. The WBC differential must be ordered as a separate test.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Quantitative
SOFT abbreviation: PLT
Secondary code: 7111
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A