PLATELET COUNT (PLT)
: 135-370 X 10^3/uL
: Lavender top (EDTA)
: Whole blood
: Light blue top (Sodium Citrate) or Yellow top (ACD-A)
: Lavender top (EDTA) - 2 mL draw (to fill line only) or EDTA microtainer
: 2 mL
: 250 uL
: Room temperature or refrigerated
: 24 hours
Reasons for Rejection
: QNS, clotted, specimen age
: Stat: 1 hour
: Deliver to the lab within 24 hours. Properly filled Lt. Blue (Citrate) tube and yellow (ACD) tube may be requested as an alternate sample when platelet clumping occurs in primary EDTA tube.
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