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Reticulocyte Count

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UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

 

Includes Reticulocyte Hemoglobin Content

 

Tube Type
lavender top tube
Test ID   RETIC
EPIC Order   RETICULOCYTES
CPT Code(s)   85046
Group/Individual Test   Group
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   30 Routine; 888 STAT
Specimen Routine: blood/lavender top tube: 1.0 mL minimum volume
  micro: 0.25 mL blood/lavender microtainer
Availability Routine: 24 Hours/day
  STAT: YES 
Turnaround Time   STAT 1 hr., Routine 2 hrs.
Reference Range Normal: See Table Below
     
Comments  

Reference Ranges:  Reticulocyte Count
Age Sex Method Ranges (%)
NB  / 3-7
1mo-1yr / / 0-1
1yr+ / Automated 0.5-2.7
1yr+ Male Manual 0.8-2.0
1yr+ Female Manual 0.8-2.5
 
Reference Ranges:  Reticulocyte Hemoglobin Content
Age
Range (pg)
0 Undefined
16yr+ 29.7-36.1

 

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