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Platelet Count on Citrate Specimen (View in report form.)

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: PLT CIT
DAYS PERFORMED: 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME: 4 hours
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Collect 1-Blue top tube and 1-Lavender top tube for testing.

CONTAINER TYPE: Blue top (sodium citrate) tube and Lavender top (K2 EDTA) tube - 3 ml or Lavender top (K2 EDTA) tube - 6 ml
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Blood
REJECTION CRITERIA: Specimen clotted, tube not filled
MINIMUM VOLUME: 4.5 mL whole blood
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Specimen should be sent to the laboratory as soon as possible.
REFERENCE RANGE: Normal: 150-399 x 10³/mm³
TEST SYNONYM(S):Citrate Platelet Count

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