Reticulocyte Count RET

Method(s) Cell Count
Specimen Required
Collect

One 3 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube.

Also acceptable

Lavender (K2EDTA) microtainer. Fill to 300 microliter line.

Transport 3 mL whole blood at 20-25ºC or 2-8ºC.
Remarks

Mix the tube 8-10 times to avoid clotting.

Stability

Ambient; 24 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 4010028
CPTCode 85046
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval
 
ComponentReference Interval
Absolute Retic0.027-0.101 M/uL
Retic %0.6-2.1%
Immature retic fraction (IRF)Male: 2.3-13.4%
 Female: 3.0-15.9%
Retic hemoglobin equivalent (Ret-He)30.0-37.0 pg
No Appointment Necessary
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