Platelet Count

CPT Code(s):

  • 85049

Preferred Specimen:

Whole blood full EDTA (lavender-top) tube. Do not refrigerate

Special Instructions:

Invert tube immediately 8 to 10 times once tube is filled at time of collection

Transport Container:

Lavender-Top (EDTA) Tube

Transport Temperature Name:

Room temperature

Specimen Stability Components:

  • Room Temperature: 1 day

Reject Criteria:

Gross hemolysis , clotted specimen, tube not filled with minimum volume, specimen diluted or contaminated with I.V. fluid, specimen received with plasma removed, specimen collected in any anticoagulant other than EDTA, specimen more than 48 hours old

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