Specimen Requirements

Title

RETICULOCYTE (RETIC COUNT)

Specimen Requirement

1 Lavender top/5.0 mL whole blood EDTA

Methodology

Stability

Refrigerated: 3 days

Reference Range

BY REPORT

Turnaround

1 day

Clinical Use

Reticulocyte counts are used to evaluate erythropoietic activity.

Test Code

RETIC