AnMed Laboratory Services


Platelet Count  (PLT)

Synonyms:  PLT
Specimen:  Blood; (1) Purple (EDTA) top vacutainer tube OR (2) Purple microtainers.
                        Volume:  Full primary tube or microtainers
Minimum Volume:  2 Purple microtainers
Collection:  If maintained at room temperature, specimen should be processed within 24 hours; refrigerate at 2-8°C for 48 hours.
Rejection Criteria:  Clotted; platelet clumping; incorrect storage; improper labeling.
Reference Range: 
Methodology:  Sysmex NH9000
Test Use:  To quantitate platelets in the circulating blood.
Additional Information:  No Additional Information Listed
Testing Includes: 
Testing Facility:  AnMed Laboratory