Reticulated Hemoglobin

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:

RETIC

CPT CODE:

85045

TEST INFORMATION:

This test is included when a reticulocyte test is ordered.

DAYS PERFORMED:

Daily, 24 hours

TURNAROUND TIME:

4.0 hours

CONTAINER TYPE: Lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube - 3 ml
COLLECTION:

Peripheral blood

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

1.5 ml venous, 250 uL capillary whole blood

REJECTION CRITERIA:

Clotted specimen, specimen older than 16 hours

MINIMUM VOLUME:

1.0 ml venous, 250 uL capillary whole blood

REFERENCE RANGE:

30 - 35 pg

METHODOLOGY:

Fluorescent flow cytometry

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