Platelet Count

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: PLT ONLY
POE DESCRIPTION: PLATELET COUNT ONLY; PLT ONLY
CPT CODE: 85595
DAYS PERFORMED: Daily, 24 hours; available stat
TURNAROUND TIME: Routine: 8 hours; stat: 1 hour
CONTAINER TYPE: Lavender top (EDTA) tube
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Blood
REJECTION CRITERIA: Specimen clotted
MINIMUM VOLUME: 1.5 mL venous, 250 µL capillary whole blood
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Specimen should be sent to the laboratory as soon as possible.
REFERENCE RANGE:

150,000 - 399,000/µL

TEST SYNONYM(S):Platelets; Thrombocyte Count